of Montreal – Satanic Panic in the Attic

 

of Montreal seems to have changed gears with the writing of their 6th studio album, "Satanic Panic in the Attic".  Having listened to their previous albums such as "The Gay Parade" or "Coquelicot Asleep In the Poppies", you'd be surprised that you were actually listening to the same band.  Satanic Panic seems to have dropped the previous psychadelic folk/circus sound and aquired a more electric/psychadelic/60s pop sound, which can more easily be heard on their newer albums "The Sunlandic Twins" and "Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?".  

 The album opens with "Disconnect the Dots", garanteed to catch your ear and make you want to dance.  You are then carried onto some of the catchiest pop songs you will ever hear.  Like listening to a Beatles album for the first time again, you'll find yourself humming the melodies of "Lysergic Bliss" and wont be able to help but smile when the song fades right into the quirky "Will You Come and Fetch Me?".  For the next few weeks you should expect to have some of the catchiest songs drilled into your head as you find yourself listening to this album on repeat and singing along with every word.  

 Knowing that this record was written almost entirely by Kevin Barnes will have you shocked as you listen to every little detail.  It is certain that no one will ever be able to use the vocabulary and lyrical style that Kevin Barnes delivers in this album (and every ofMontreal album to say the least).  Every single song on this album, Barnes has written without a single flaw.  I have been listening to this album for over a year, at least a few times a week.  It has very quickly climbed the ladder to my top played album on iTunes, with every single song on the album making it in my 'top 25 most played' playlist.

 The album comes on a beautiful white vinyl and the album art is nothing short of phenominal (done by Kevin's brother David Barnes).  Satanic Panic In the Attic is an eccentric, bizzare, quirky, and beautiful masterpiece, one of the best written indie-pop albums of all time.  A definite piece in any ofMontreal/indie music fan's collection.

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Road Records Mailout 23 October 2009

Welcome to this weeks Road Records newsletter.

 

I do hope you are in good form this week, I missed another week last week but lets not even begin to try and explain whats happening. Suffice to say I am back to full health and I promise all is back to normal now.

 

Its been a busy few weeks and there are just tons of new titles to report.

Our album of the week this week just has to go to the magnificent new Flaming Lips album. The Atlas Sound album [aka Bradford Cox from Deerhunter] is on special offer this week and its only €13.99 on cd and €15.99 on vinyl. Fans of modern classical sounds should check out the new Olafur Arnalds album “Found Songs” on Erased Tapes. The brand new Devendra Banhart album is on special offer this week for only €15.99. A couple of nice new reissues of early Bauhaus albums just in this week, both come lavishly packaged in lovely boxes. Irish band Bats have just released their debut album “Red In Tooth And Claw”. I have to say I am really loving the new Blk Jks album “After Robots”. We have a very limited double 12” just in from Japanese experimental rock legends The Boredoms. Speaking of Japanese experimental rock bands, Boris have just reissued their noise rock opus At Last Feedbacker on vinyl again. Battles member Tyondai Braxton has a new solo album out now. One of our personal favs Built To Spill are back with a brand new album. The first two Cocteau Twins albums have just been remastered and reissued on lovely 180 gram vinyl. The Cribs album is now in stock on both cd and limited vinyl. The new Early Day Miners album is on special offer for only €12.99 on cd and €13.99 on vinyl. Echo And The Bunnymen are back with a new album on Cooking Vinyl this week. Fans of modern folk sounds will simply adore the new collection from Nancy Elizabeth on the Leaf Label. We have just managed to get our hands on a few copies of the limited vinyl pressing of the Lisa Hannigan album, comes with a cd copy of the album inside the sleeve. Richard Hawleys superb new album is now in stock on limited double vinyl, the album comes with a limited edition signed print and a full copy of the album on cd inside the sleeve. Underground folk legend Gary Higgins is back with his first new album since “Red Hash” in 1973. The new Hockey album is now in stock on cd and vinyl. The Karen O [Yeah Yeah Yeahs] soundtrack to “Where The Wild Things Are” is now in stock on limited vinyl. Its turning into a week of noise rock here this week and who better than Lightning Bolt to blow your speakers. The new Maps album is well worth your attention. Fans of mellow late night electronic sounds will love the new Nudge album on the Kranky label. Math rock legends Polvo are back with a new album on the Merge label. More late night mellowness courtesy of Rameses III on the Type label. The Rem “Live At The Olympia” album is now in stock, comes as a double cd or dvd / double cd. Former Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval has a rather beautiful new album out this week. The new Swell Season album is now in stock, we have all three formats here now [cd , cd/dvd or double lp]. Swedish twins Taxi Taxi have just released their debut full length album and whilst we are talking of twins, Tegan And Sara have a new album out this week. And finally, to polish things off, our single of the week goes to the very beautiful new 7” from Villagers [all copies are hand numbered and very very limited]

 

Have a good weekend and see you next week.

 

 

 

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Road Records weekly club night

We are now running a weekly sponsored club night in Hogans Bar.

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Long time friend of the shop and all round good guy Lee Casey will be spinning discs on Sunday night, some might remember him as the drummer with Dublin band Jubilee Allstars.

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Personal Shopper Service – We have now launched our personal shopper service, great for regular customers who want to streamline their online shopping experience, it couldn’t be easier than this.

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Gift Vouchers – You can now purchase gift vouchers directly from our website and we will post them out to your friend on your behalf.

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The Weekly Specials – Every week we will have a selected number of album on special offer, stricly first come first serve as numbers will be limited.

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AirMoon safari10 track album from french electronic outfit. Smooth electronic soundscapes with lots of vocorders and old synth sounds. Originaly released way back in 1998. Features la femme dargent, sexy boy, all i need, kelly watch the stars, talisman, remember, you take it easy, ce matin la, new star in the sky and le voyage de penelopeLpVirgin€16.99

 

Alberta crossBroken side of time [special offer, normally retails at €14.99]The debut full length from this new york based outfit on the ark label. The album features a great big mix of almost rootsy like rock sounds, euphoric post rock and haunting new wave. On the more mellow laid back tunes they kind of remind me of the meeting of my morning jacket and radiohead with lots of slow building post rock like guitar sounds thrown in. The album also features a couple of beautiful laid back country like ballads led by electric piano and rustic slide guitar, think of the verve with just a slight country twang. October 2009CdArk recordings€12.99

 

Atlas soundLogosBrand new solo album from bradford cox [frontman with deerhunter]. The album follows up his truly excellent solo album let the blind lead those who can see but cannot feel from last year, also on the 4ad label. This one features a little help from panda bear [animal collective] and laetitia sadier [stereolab]. The album features a wonderful collection of psychedelic skewed pop sounds ranging from intimate lo fi sounds to some truly expansive almost euphoric like indie pop. At times comparable to the likes of animal collective, its probably a little more rustic and lo fi though, whilst also dipping into the world of acoustic psyche folk. October 2009Cd4ad€13.99

 

Atlas soundLogosBrand new solo album from bradford cox [frontman with deerhunter]. The album follows up his truly excellent solo album let the blind lead those who can see but cannot feel from last year, also on the 4ad label. This one features a little help from panda bear [animal collective] and laetitia sadier [stereolab]. The album features a wonderful collection of psychedelic skewed pop sounds ranging from intimate lo fi sounds to some truly expansive almost euphoric like indie pop. At times comparable to the likes of animal collective, its probably a little more rustic and lo fi though, whilst also dipping into the world of acoustic psyche folk. October 2009Lp4ad€15.99

 

BoredomsSuper roots 10Originally released as a japanese import on cd, this is the first time super roots 10 has been available on vinyl. This double 12 inch pressing comes with a foldout poster sleeve. The ep features ant 10 original by the boredoms along with 2 remixes by japanese artist altz [bear records and jet set records] and a mix by norwegian artist lindstrom. The boredoms original version is a classic piece of propulsive rhythm led space age psyche rock featuring lots of seventies like psyche rock synth sounds. Altz takes the original track and turns it into a big sprawling piece of psychedelic trance rock, looping eyes original vocal into some kind of ritualistic chant. Lindstrom totally changes the mood with a funked up slice of rhodes heavy almost stevie wonder like sounds. Altz provides the last mix, turing up the bass and making things go all dubby. October 20092lpThrill jockey€12.99

 

Braxton, tyondaiCentral marketThe second solo album from tyondai braxton, his first for the warp label. Braxton is a member of post rock outfit battles. The album features a kaleidescopic blend of acoustic and electronic instrumentation. You can kind of hear some hints of his work with battles from time to time but this is much more of an experimental collection of sounds with hints of everything from library music to fairground sounds to early electronic krautrock experimentation. It kind of sounds like an album that could be used to soundtrack some mad psychedelic animated movie, if that makes any sense to you. October 2009CdWarp€13.99

 

Early day minersThe treatment [normally retails at €15.99]The early day miners return with a new collection on the secretly canadian label, the band are stripped down to four members feauring regulars dan burton and john dawson along with marty sprowles and johnny richardson. This is probably their most lush and layered collection to date sounding at times like a perfect underground pop record. The album features layers of shimmering guitars, without sounding overly shoegazing like, with lots of subtle electronic touches hovering around. October 2009CdSecretly canadian€12.99

 

Early day minersThe treatment [normally retails at €16.99]The early day miners return with a new collection on the secretly canadian label, the band are stripped down to four members feauring regulars dan burton and john dawson along with marty sprowles and johnny richardson. This is probably their most lush and layered collection to date sounding at times like a perfect underground pop record. The album features layers of shimmering guitars, without sounding overly shoegazing like, with lots of subtle electronic touches hovering around. The album comes with a bonus mp3 download coupon featuring all tracks from the album. October 2009LpSecretly canadian€13.99

 

Hawley, richardTrueloves gutterRichard hawley returns with his sixth studio album to date and the follow up to the truly superb ladys bridge album from 2007. This is probably one of hawleys more mellow albums to date, stripping pretty much everything back to just his truly wonderful voice, a guitar and the barest of bands. The album features eight beautifully crafted songs with a distinctive late night feel about them. Its very much all very quiet and hushed on this one, which is a pretty good thing when you have a voice like hawley. Thankfully there is still plenty of his trademark almost hawaiian like guitar sounds on this album, if anything there is more than ever. Its probably comparable mostly to the quieter moments from the last two albums, coles corner and ladys bridge with maybe just a little less orchestration. It really is a very beautiful collection from one of the finest crooners around today. September 2009CdMute€15.99

 

Hawley, richardTrueloves gutter [limited double vinyl with signed print]Richard hawley returns with his sixth studio album to date and the follow up to the truly superb ladys bridge album from 2007. This is probably one of hawleys more mellow albums to date, stripping pretty much everything back to just his truly wonderful voice, a guitar and the barest of bands. The album features eight beautifully crafted songs with a distinctive late night feel about them. Its very much all very quiet and hushed on this one, which is a pretty good thing when you have a voice like hawley. Thankfully there is still plenty of his trademark almost hawaiian like guitar sounds on this album, if anything there is more than ever. Its probably comparable mostly to the quieter moments from the last two albums, coles corner and ladys bridge with maybe just a little less orchestration. It really is a very beautiful collection from one of the finest crooners around today. The album comes pressed on two slabs of heavyweight 180 gram vinyl housed in a card gatefold sleeve. This version is strictly limited to 1000 copies and comes with an individually signed print inside the sleeve. Also features a complete version of the album on cd inside the sleeve. October 20092lpMute€28.99

 

Higgins, garySecondsConsidering his last album was released in 1973 [red hash], its been a bit of a wait for fans of gary higgins for his second album to see the light of day. Higgins is joined by long time musical companions the random concept featuring dave beaujon, terry fenton, graham higgins and dave vandebogart [several of whom actually played on red hash]. The album features a beautifully intimate collection of laid back folk sounds with a nod towards the classic songwriting sounds of robert wyatt. Perfectly skewed and timeless sounds. October 2009CdDrag city€13.99

 

Higgins, garySecondsConsidering his last album was released in 1973 [red hash], its been a bit of a wait for fans of gary higgins for his second album to see the light of day. Higgins is joined by long time musical companions the random concept featuring dave beaujon, terry fenton, graham higgins and dave vandebogart [several of whom actually played on red hash]. The album features a beautifully intimate collection of laid back folk sounds with a nod towards the classic songwriting sounds of robert wyatt. Perfectly skewed and timeless sounds. October 2009LpDrag city€13.99

 

Jesus lizardHead / pure [deluxe reissue]The debut full length album from the jesus lizard and their first to feature human drummer mac macneilly [previous ep pure featured a drum machine instead]. The band also features david yow, david simms and duane denison. Produced by steve albini. The album was originally released way back in 1990. Features one evening, sdbj, my own urine, if you had lips, 7 vs 8, pastoral, waxeater, good thing, tight n shiny and killer mchann. The album also comes packaged with the original debut ep pure which features blockbuster, bloody mary, rabid pigs, starlet and happy bunny goes fluff fluff along. The album now comes fully remastered with a fold out full colour double sided poster and new liner notes and photos. The album also comes with three bonus tracks chrome, killer mchann [live] and bloody mary [live].CdTouch and go€13.99

 

Johnston, danielYip jump musicOriginally released way back in 1983 this is long considered to be johnstons first proper full length release. The album was recorded on a portable cassette player at his home in texas. The album has now been digitally remastered and also comes with new packaging, housed in a lovely gatefold sleeve. The album is now also pressed on double vinyl. The package also comes with a bonus mp3 download coupon featuring all tracks from the album. One of the finest collections of lo fi outsider music evern recorded. October 20092lpEternal yip eye music€15.99

 

LemonadeLemonadeThe debut album from this new brooklyn based trio signed to the sunday best label. The album features a percussive mix of expansive dance, punk funk, trippy electronica and psychedelic synth rave. Its both funky and totally trippy at the same time, like some dubby take on the old rave sound. Parts of it remind me of the rapture covering some old rave classic, then given a dub treatment by the crazed hands of lee perry. You can probably guess at this stage that this is not an easy album to pigeonhole so maybe just have a listen for yourselves. October 2009CdSunday best€12.99

 

LemonadeLemonadeThe debut album from this new brooklyn based trio signed to the sunday best label. The album features a percussive mix of expansive dance, punk funk, trippy electronica and psychedelic synth rave. Its both funky and totally trippy at the same time, like some dubby take on the old rave sound. Parts of it remind me of the rapture covering some old rave classic, then given a dub treatment by the crazed hands of lee perry. You can probably guess at this stage that this is not an easy album to pigeonhole so maybe just have a listen for yourselves. October 2009LpSunday best€14.99

 

MudhoneyEvery good boy deserves fudge [limited edition orange vinyl]Brand new remastered edition and pressed on limited edition coloured vinyl. Originally released in 1991 on the sub pop label [their second full length]. The album comes pressed on 180 gram orange vinyl and also features a bonus mp3 download coupon. Features generation genocide, let it slide, good enough, something so clear, thorn, into the drink, broken hands, who you drivin now, move out, shoot the moon, fuzzgun 91, pokin around, dont fade iv and check out time. September 2009LpSub pop€13.99

 

MudhoneyMudhoneyBrand new remastered edition and pressed on lovely coloured vinyl courtesy of the sub pop label. This self titled album was their debut release from way back in 1989 and was produced by jack endino. The album now comes pressed on lovely pink vinyl. Also comes with a bonus mp3 download coupon featuring all tracks from the album. The album features this gift, flat out fucked, get into yours, you got it, magnolia caboose babyshit, come to mind, here comes sickness, running loaded, the farther i go, by her own hand, when tomorrow hits and dead love. Comes with the original foldout poster inside the sleeve too. October 2009LpSub pop€14.99

 

NorthernerThe ridings [limited edition double cd]The ridings is the truly beautiful debut full length album from bradford based solo artist maring cummings. The album comes very lavishly packaged courtesy of the new home assembly label [also home to declining winter]. The album comes in a lovely three part foldout card sleeve. This is one of those rare beauties of modern ambient music that come along every now and again, its not something that would sound out of place on either the type or kranky labels. Its a beautiful blend of subtle fennesz like ambience and shoetgaze like multilayered guitars. Its full of dreamlike textures, both droning and dubby at the same time. It also features some lovely kind of ambient folk like acoustic guitar picking and plenty of endlessly echoing sound effects. The album also comes packaged with a bonus eleven track remix cd featuring remixes of tracks from the album by fieldhead, bracken, aus, the declining winter, part timer, glen shipley, gareth s brown, epic45, portal, winter north atlantic and yuri lugovskoy. October 20092cdHome assembly€11.99

 

RadioheadPablo honeyReissue of their classic debut album from way back in 1993. The album now comes pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl. Features you, creep, how do you, stop whispering, thinking about you, anyone can play guitar, ripcord, vegetable, prove yourself, i cant, lurgee and blow out.LpEmi€16.99

 

RadioheadThe bendsOriginally released in 1995. The album is now back in print and pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl. Features planet telex, the bends, high and dry, fake plastic trees, bones, nice dream, just, my iron lung, bullet proof i wish i was, black star, sulk and street spirit.LpEmi€15.99

 

Ray, gemmaLights out zoltarThe second album on the bronzerat label [home to the likes of seasick steve and congregation] from english singer songwriter gemma ray. The album features the recent single 100 mph. Features a guest appearence from fellow labelmate joe gideon. The album was produced by singer songwriter michael j sheehy and also features string arrangements from fiona brice. The album features a really lovely collection of almost orchestral like folk sounds with a bit of a surf like vibe hovering around in the background. Kind of reminds a bit of sufjan stevens or st vincent, its catchy and rather kooky at the same time. September 2009CdBronzerat€13.99

 

Ray, gemmaLights out zoltarThe second album on the bronzerat label [home to the likes of seasick steve and congregation] from english singer songwriter gemma ray. The album features the recent single 100 mph. Features a guest appearence from fellow labelmate joe gideon. The album was produced by singer songwriter michael j sheehy and also features string arrangements from fiona brice. The album features a really lovely collection of almost orchestral like folk sounds with a bit of a surf like vibe hovering around in the background. Kind of reminds a bit of sufjan stevens or st vincent, its catchy and rather kooky at the same time. September 2009LpBronzerat€14.99

 

Stevens, sufjanThe bqeSufjan stevens presents a film and musical suite exploring new york citys infamous brooklyn queens expressway [what happened to an album for every state]. The album comes packaged as a double disc featuring the original film in widescreen format, the original motion picture soundtrack, a 40 page booklet and a stereoscopic image reel for those of you who still have an old viewmater. The album features 13 classical based pieces ranging from dramatic broadway like showtune sounds to some truly minimal steve reich like movements. The album is performed with a full orchestra and is probably one of the most ambitious albums from a man who always likes to stretch the bounderies. Its quite a classical sounding album but with a certain playfullness about it at the same time. Comes presented in a lovely three part foldout sleeve. October 20092cdRough trade€20.99

 

Swell seasonStrict joy [limited edition double cd and dvd package]Glen hansard and marketa irglova return with the follow up to their debut album which also turned into the soundtrack to the oscar winning film once. This time they are joined by regular frames members colm mac iomaire, joe doyle, rob bochnik and graham hopkins. The album also features guest spots from guitarist javier mas [leonard cohen], pianist thomas bartlett [doveman], percussionist chad tayler [chicago underground duo] and horn players steven bernstein and clark gayton [levon helms band]. This limited edition version comes on the american based anti label. The package features the normal album strict joy on the first cd, the second cd features a live album called one step away. The album also comes with a live dvd recorded at the riverside theater in milwaukee and features 19 live tracks along with bonus footage and interviews. Comes in a lovely card foldout digipack sleeve. October 20093cdAnti€21.99

 

Swell seasonStrict joy [limited edition double vinyl pressing]Glen hansard and marketa irglova return with the follow up to their debut album which also turned into the soundtrack to the oscar winning film once. This time they are joined by regular frames members colm mac iomaire, joe doyle, rob bochnik and graham hopkins. The album also features guest spots from guitarist javier mas [leonard cohen], pianist thomas bartlett [doveman], percussionist chad tayler [chicago underground duo] and horn players steven bernstein and clark gayton [levon helms band]. Very very limited double vinyl pressing. American import pressing on the anti label. The album features three sides of music and side 4 is etched. Comes in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. October 20092lpAnti€20.99

 

Van zandt, townesLive at the old quarterRecorded live in houston texas in 1973. Originally released on his own tomato label. Features 23 classic live cuts from one of the finest songwriters of his time. The album is a beautifully intimate collection featuring just van zandt and his acoustic guitar. The selection kind of serves as a live best of album as much as anything else and is a fine introduction to the music of townes van zandt. Released as part of a series of seven classic early albums by townes van zandt on the domino label. Double cd in card slipcase outer sleeve. 20092cdDomino€12.99

 

WilcoWilco [the album]Wilco return with their seventh studio album. Produced by the band themselves and jim scott. Recorded in roundhead studios in auckland and then finished in their own loft studios in chicago. Jim o rourke has now departed so the band on this one is jeff tweedy, john striratt, glen kotche, mikael jorgensen, nels cline and pat sansone. Its very much an album that sees wilco head back to their older rootsy almost melodic pop sound again with the majority of the tracks clocking in at the four minute mark. They seem to have ditched the more experimental sounds in favour of just good old style solid guitar driven roots sounds. There are a couple of rather beautiful laid back ballads thrown in complete with some awesome slide guitar action but on the whole this is wilco back in melodic rock teritory with an album of perfectly hummable roots rock anthems. The album comes pressed on a big slab of heavyweight 180 gram vinyl and is presented in a beautiful old style heavy card gatefold sleeve. Also features a full copy of the album on cd inside the sleeve. September 2009LpNonesuch€23.99

 

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Flaming lipsEmbryonicThe flaming lips return with one of their most challenging and strangest collections in quite some time. The album is very much a collection of trippy rhythm led sounds with lots of tunes going way back to the hypnotic sounds of seventies krautrock. There is still plenty of their by now trademark psyche pop sounds but this is definitely an album that will get older fans of the band interested in their sound again. This is the most underground sounding album they have made in many years, and probably one of their finest in our opinion. Its full of hypnotic repetitive beats, psychedelic guitars and space rock like synth sounds. Its beautifully trippy and quite ambient at times. It really is a most wonderful collection of layered complex sounds at times building into thunderous noise before mellowing out into the most beautiful trippy psyche pop. 18 tracks spread over an hour there is something for all flaming lips fans but as i said its definitely one for older fans to reacquaint themselves with a band who never fail to challenge the listener. Features guest spots from karen o [yeah yeah yeahs], mgmt and german mathematician thorsten wormann. October 2009CdWarners€18.99

 

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AirMoon safari10 track album from french electronic outfit. Smooth electronic soundscapes with lots of vocorders and old synth sounds. Originaly released way back in 1998. Features la femme dargent, sexy boy, all i need, kelly watch the stars, talisman, remember, you take it easy, ce matin la, new star in the sky and le voyage de penelopeLpVirgin€16.99

 

Alberta crossBroken side of time [special offer, normally retails at €14.99]The debut full length from this new york based outfit on the ark label. The album features a great big mix of almost rootsy like rock sounds, euphoric post rock and haunting new wave. On the more mellow laid back tunes they kind of remind me of the meeting of my morning jacket and radiohead with lots of slow building post rock like guitar sounds thrown in. The album also features a couple of beautiful laid back country like ballads led by electric piano and rustic slide guitar, think of the verve with just a slight country twang. October 2009CdArk recordings€12.99

 

Animal collectiveSpirit theyve gone spirit theyve vanishedThis animal collective album was originally released way back in 2003 on the fat cat label, amazingly it has never been released on vinyl before. The album now benefits from a direct metal mastering workover and comes pressed on two slabs of 180 gram vinyl. Comes presented in a gatefold sleeve. The band at the time featured just the two original founding members of avey tare and panda bear. October 20092lpFat cat€19.99

 

Arnalds, olafurFound songsIcelandic composer olafur arnalds delivers seven pieces of stunningly beautiful modern classical sounds. The majority of pieces are centred around his perfectly sparse piano based pieces with hints to the likes of harold budd or eric satie and that kind of minimalist sound. Arnalds does however also add in lots of lush strings throughout. He recently toured with sigur ros and you can definitely see why the band requested him to play. Modern ambient classical music at its very very best, a truly soothing and relaxing listen. October 2009CdErased tapes€12.99

 

Atlas soundLogosBrand new solo album from bradford cox [frontman with deerhunter]. The album follows up his truly excellent solo album let the blind lead those who can see but cannot feel from last year, also on the 4ad label. This one features a little help from panda bear [animal collective] and laetitia sadier [stereolab]. The album features a wonderful collection of psychedelic skewed pop sounds ranging from intimate lo fi sounds to some truly expansive almost euphoric like indie pop. At times comparable to the likes of animal collective, its probably a little more rustic and lo fi though, whilst also dipping into the world of acoustic psyche folk. October 2009Cd4ad€13.99

 

Atlas soundLogosBrand new solo album from bradford cox [frontman with deerhunter]. The album follows up his truly excellent solo album let the blind lead those who can see but cannot feel from last year, also on the 4ad label. This one features a little help from panda bear [animal collective] and laetitia sadier [stereolab]. The album features a wonderful collection of psychedelic skewed pop sounds ranging from intimate lo fi sounds to some truly expansive almost euphoric like indie pop. At times comparable to the likes of animal collective, its probably a little more rustic and lo fi though, whilst also dipping into the world of acoustic psyche folk. October 2009Lp4ad€15.99

 

Banhart, devendraWhat will we beDevendra banhart returns with a brand new collection of his distinctly psychedelic folk sounds. The album features fourteen slices of trademark banhart, pretty much carrying on from where he left us with smokey rolls down thunder canyon. Another soulful collection of slightly funky psyche folk sounds, with lots of laid back breezy seventies light rock influences. October 2009CdWarners€15.99

 

Basement jaxxScarsBasement jaxx return with the fifth album featuring the usual lenghty list of guest contributors. Just to name a few, the album features help from yoko ono, sam sparro, santogold, kelis, chipmunk, felix, lightspeed champion, amp fiddler, jose james and yo majesty. Features their recent summer anthem raindrops. Its another collection of pure fun filled dancefloor friendly sounds and infectiously catchy electro pop songs. They always seem to have this build in ability to tweak their sound to suit each guest artists, and there are plenty of them on this one, which always gives their albums a unique quality from one to another. Theres even a slice of hawaiian soul complete with slide guitar from bj cole. October 2009CdXl€15.99

 

Basement jaxxScars [double vinyl]Basement jaxx return with the fifth album featuring the usual lenghty list of guest contributors. Just to name a few, the album features help from yoko ono, sam sparro, santogold, kelis, chipmunk, felix, lightspeed champion, amp fiddler, jose james and yo majesty. Features their recent summer anthem raindrops. Its another collection of pure fun filled dancefloor friendly sounds and infectiously catchy electro pop songs. They always seem to have this build in ability to tweak their sound to suit each guest artists, and there are plenty of them on this one, which always gives their albums a unique quality from one to another. Theres even a slice of hawaiian soul complete with slide guitar from bj cole. October 20092lpXl€23.99

 

BatsRed in tooth and clawThe debut album from irish noise rock outfit bats on the richter collective label. The album features a blistering collection of post punk, art rock and post rock sounds, at times coming across like a slightly more metal edged shellac before launching into don caballero like riff action. The album is full of clever twists and turns, nothing remains as it should for too long and features some incredibly intricate interplay between all five members. October 2009CdThe richter collective€14.99

 

BauhausIn the flat field [180 gram vinyl pressing]Originally released back in 1980 and still revered as one of the finest collections of gothic music from that period. The album was originally released on the legendary 4ad label and now comes reissued on 180 gram vinyl. The album has been specially remastered from the original analogue tapes. All copies are numbered on the back. Features double dare, in the flat field, a god in an alcove, dive, the spy in the cab, small talk stinks, st vitus dance, stigmata martyr and nerves. October 20092lp4ad€19.99

 

BauhausIn the flat field [the omnibus edition]Beggars archive present the omnibus edition of the debut bauhaus album. Originally released back in 1980 and still revered as one of the finest collections of gothic music from that period. This brand new omnibus edition comes lavishly packaged as a box set with two cds in japanese style paper sleeves and a 48 page book chronologically detailing the album [with rare memorablia and photos]. The album comes fully remastered now and also features a second disc of non album singles, previously unreleased out takes and alternate versions. The original album features double dare, in the flat field, a god in an alcove, dive, the spy in the cab, small talk stinks, st vitus dance, stigmata martyr and nerves. The bonus disc features a total of 16 extra tracks. October 20092cd4ad€22.99

 

BauhausMask [the omnibus edition]Beggars archive present the omnibus edition of the second bauhaus album from 1981. The album now comes lavishly packaged as a three cd box set. The box comes with a beautiful 48 page book featuring rare memorabilia and photos. The album has now been fully remastered and comes packaged with two bonus cds. The first cd will features a collection of non album singles, previously unreleased demos and alternate versions. The third disc features a newly mixed live show from 1981. The original album features hair of the dog, the passion of lovers, of lillies and remains, dancing, hollow eyes, kick in the eye 2, in fear of fear, muscle in plastic, the man with x ray eyes and mask. October 20093cd4ad€22.99

 

Big boss manFull english beat breakfastThe third album from this sixties influenced outfit on the blow up label. Mainman nasser bouzida also records under the name of the bongolian for the same label. The tv show the mighty boosh have used some of their music in the past. The album sounds like booker t on a totally fuzzed up garage rock vibe with lots of sleazy stripjoint sounds added in. Theres a bit of everyting from northern soul to boogaloo led by lots of retro hammond organ action. October 2009CdBlow up€13.99

 

Big businessMind the driftWhilst also doubling up as drummer and bass player with the melvins this avant rock two piece make one hell of a noise in their own right. The band features bass player jared warren and former murder city devil drummer coady willis. This guys make some truly superb sludge rock sounds coming across like some punk rock take on the doom rock of black sabbath, explosive and darkly evil at the same time. There are plenty of psychedelic grunge rock like twists to their sound, you can see why the melvins enlisted them to join now cant you. October 2009CdHydra head€15.99

 

Big pinkDominoesLimited edition 7 inch only release from big pink on the 4ad label. This is their fourth single to date and most likely the last before the debut album a brief history of love comes out. The single is backed by new track shes no sense featuring guest vocals from florence welsh from florence and the machine. October 20097"4ad€4.50

 

Black sabbathNever say die [2009 remasters]Remastered and reissued on heavy 180 gram vinyl. Originally released in 1978. The album now comes in a lovely gatefold sleeve and features a comprehensive story on the making of the album by rock critic jerry ewing [classic rock and metal hammer]. It was their last album to feature ozzy on vocals for nearly twenty years. Features never say die, johnny blade, juniors eyes, a hard road, shock wave, air dance, over to you, breakout and swinging the chain. Comes in a card digipack sleeve. October 2009CdSanctuary records€11.99

 

Black sabbathSabbath bloody sabbath [2009 remasters]Brand new remastered edition of this classic black sabbath album. The album now comes packaged in a digi pack sleeve with features brand new liner notes and photos. The album also comes with a comprehensive story on the making of the album by rock critic jerry ewing [classic rock and metal hammer]. Features sabbath bloody sabbath, a national acrobat, fluff, sabbra cadabra, killing yourself to live, who are you, spiral architect and looking for today. October 2009CdSanctuary records€11.99

 

Blk jksAfter robotsWhilst there are lots of bands around at the moment dabbling in african and afrobeat rhythms these four guys from south africa really have to know their way around the intricacies of blending african music and modern alt rock sounds. The album features a sublime blend of post rock and alt rock sounds with traditional afrobeat rhythms and melodies. I have to admit its like nothing i have heard before, whilst it does have obvious influences, these guys have come up with something completely original, hell there even a bit of tex mex in there from time to time. Its full of meandering complex rhythms that are distinctly african and post rock at the same time, kind of bordering on some kind of modern prog rock i suppose. October 2009CdSecretly canadian€15.99

 

Blk jksAfter robotsWhilst there are lots of bands around at the moment dabbling in african and afrobeat rhythms these four guys from south africa really have to know their way around the intricacies of blending african music and modern alt rock sounds. The album features a sublime blend of post rock and alt rock sounds with traditional afrobeat rhythms and melodies. I have to admit its like nothing i have heard before, whilst it does have obvious influences, these guys have come up with something completely original, hell there even a bit of tex mex in there from time to time. Its full of meandering complex rhythms that are distinctly african and post rock at the same time, kind of bordering on some kind of modern prog rock i suppose. October 2009LpSecretly canadian€16.99

 

Bondy, aaWhen the devils looseAa bondy is the former vocalist with grunge rockers verbena and this here is his second solo album [his first for fat possum]. Bondy is joined by macey taylor on bass and paul buchignani on drums. The album features a lovely laid back collection of rustic americana rootsy sounds, comparable at times to the likes of ryan adams. Its definitely an album that will appeal to fans of modern alt country sounds and bondy possesses the perfect rustic nashville tinge for this kind of sound. October 2009CdFat possum€16.99

 

BoredomsSuper roots 10Originally released as a japanese import on cd, this is the first time super roots 10 has been available on vinyl. This double 12 inch pressing comes with a foldout poster sleeve. The ep features ant 10 original by the boredoms along with 2 remixes by japanese artist altz [bear records and jet set records] and a mix by norwegian artist lindstrom. The boredoms original version is a classic piece of propulsive rhythm led space age psyche rock featuring lots of seventies like psyche rock synth sounds. Altz takes the original track and turns it into a big sprawling piece of psychedelic trance rock, looping eyes original vocal into some kind of ritualistic chant. Lindstrom totally changes the mood with a funked up slice of rhodes heavy almost stevie wonder like sounds. Altz provides the last mix, turing up the bass and making things go all dubby. October 20092lpThrill jockey€12.99

 

BorisAt last feedbacker [reissued on 180 gram vinyl]This album was originally released back in 2003 on the conspiracy label and gets a well deserved vinyl reissue on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl. The clue to this album from one of japans finest drone rock outfit is in the name. The five long tracks are based around different forms of treating the pure noise from guitar feedback. The album opens up with a slow droning high pitched sounds with slowly strummed guitar chords calling to mind the earth hex album from last year. By the time we hit track three the lads are back in their noise driven garage rock phase with a huge piece of blistering psychedelic garage rock complete with wailing guitar solos. For pure guitar led noise this is probably one of their finest albums so far. The album comes with a giant foldout poster inside the sleeve. October 2009LpConspiracy€17.99

 

Bowie, davidSpace oddity [40th anniversary edition]Reissued on limited edition 180 gram vinyl. Comes in a card gatefold sleeve with giant foldout poster inside. The inner gatefold sleeve features all the lyrics. The album was originally released in 1969. Features space oddity, unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed, letter to hermione, cygnet committee, janine, an occasional dream, wild eyed boy from freecloud, god knows im good and memory of a free festival. The album featured guest musicians rick wakeman, herbie flowers, tim renwich and terry cox. October 2009LpEmi€25.99

 

Braxton, tyondaiCentral marketThe second solo album from tyondai braxton, his first for the warp label. Braxton is a member of post rock outfit battles. The album features a kaleidescopic blend of acoustic and electronic instrumentation. You can kind of hear some hints of his work with battles from time to time but this is much more of an experimental collection of sounds with hints of everything from library music to fairground sounds to early electronic krautrock experimentation. It kind of sounds like an album that could be used to soundtrack some mad psychedelic animated movie, if that makes any sense to you. October 2009CdWarp€13.99

 

Broderick, peterDocileOriginally released in 2008 on 10 inch vinyl only, this truly stunning collection of solo piano pieces by peter broderick finally gets a well deserved cd release courtesy of kning disk. The ten pieces included were all pretty much recorded live to tape in the space of just one hour. There is a beautiful live feel about the collection, each track pretty much blends into the next, making it seem like just one lengthy piece. Fans of the minimal piano sounds of the likes of harold budd will instantly fall in love with this one. Limited to only 800 copies in a lovely hand made card sleeve. October 2009CdKning disk€16.99

 

Broderick, peterHome [limited edition with bonus cd]Brand new version of this classic peter broderick album on the bella union label. The album now comes packaged with a bonus disc featuring nine tracks recorded live in the studio over the course of two nights at the end of 2008. The album was originally released as a single cd version on the hush label in 2008. The original album features a truly haunting mix of acoustic folk, found sounds and electronic post production. At times it reminds me a bit of either elliott smith or mark kozelek with little gentle touches of electronic post production. Its quite hypnotic and repetitive at times with brodericks multilayered vocals creating a truly hauning sound over the top. September 20092cdBella union€19.99

 

Built to spillThere is no enemyOne of the finest american alt rock bands of all time return with their first album in three years, hard to believe you in reverse was released as far back as 2006. The album features long time regulars doug martsch, brett nelson, scott plouf, jim roth and brett netson. The album also features guests john mcmahon, danny levin, paul leary, scott schmaljohn, sam coomes and roger manning. The album features another superb collection of rambling alt rock sounds with a bit of everything from neil youngs rootsy rock to the classic fuzzed up sounds of early indie rock and grunge. As ever the album features plenty of cleverly intricate guitar workouts, something they always seem to do better than anybody else, coupled with some infectiously catchy melodic alt rock sounds. October 2009CdWea€15.99

 

Ciao my shining starThe songs of mark mulcahy [covered]The album features 21 mark mulcahy tracks covered by a selection of artists in honour of mulcahys wife who passed away last year. The album features tracks from thom yorke, the national, michael stipe, david berkeley, dinosaur jr, chris harford and the band of changes, frank black, vic chesnutt, unbelievable truth, butterflies of love, chris collingwood, frank turner, rocket from the tombs, ben kweller, josh rouse, the autumn defense, hayden, juliana hatfield, mercury rev, elvis perkins and sean watkins. October 2009CdMezzotint€16.99

 

Clean, theMister popThe return of one of new zealands true legends of indie rock, and probably one of the most respected indie rock bands from the eighties. Features david kilgour, hamish kilgour and robert scott [all three original members]. The album features a lovely laid back selection of rustic indie pop sounds, jangly psychedelic and oh so catchy too. A more mature sounding band than they were years ago but these guys still know how to write a killer tune, both indie pop and jangly country tinged. A fine return, which actually kind of reminds me of the go betweens messing around with the velvet underground. October 2009CdMorr music€17.99

 

Cocteau twinsGarlands [180 gram vinyl]The cocteau twins debut album originally released in 1982 on the 4ad label. The album now comes beautifully restored featuring all the original artwork by 23 envelope. The album has now been remastered from the original analogue tapes and comes pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl. Features robin guthrie on guitar, will heggie on bass and the voice of elizabeth fraser. The album features blood bitch, wax and wane, but im not, blind dumb deaf, shallow then halo, the hollow men, garlands and grail overfloweth. October 2009Lp4ad€19.99

 

Cocteau twinsHead over heelsReissued as part of the new 4ad remasters series. The album now comes pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl and has been remastered from the original analogue tapes specially for this release. The album comes presented in all the original artwork, including printed inner. The album was originally released in 1983 and features when mama was moth, five ten fiftyfold, sugar hiccup, in our angelhood, glass candle grenades, in the gold dust rush, the tinderbox of a heart, multifold, my love paramour and also musette and drums. October 2009Lp4ad€19.99

 

Cribs, theIgnore the ignorantNew album from this trio of siblings plus brand new member johnny marr [the smiths]. The album features a rather infectious collection of slightly dark hearted new wave and indie rock sounds, explosive and rather melodic at the same time. Its got a bit of everything from joy division to the cure with plenty of post punk and angular new wave thrown in. October 2009CdWichita€17.99

 

Cribs, theIgnore the ignorantNew album from this trio of siblings plus brand new member johnny marr [the smiths]. The album features a rather infectious collection of slightly dark hearted new wave and indie rock sounds, explosive and rather melodic at the same time. Its got a bit of everything from joy division to the cure with plenty of post punk and angular new wave thrown in. Comes pressed on limited edition 180 gram vinyl and is presented in a lovely cutout sleeve. October 2009LpWichita€24.99

 

Debbie leggoDebbs leggsDebbie leggo features chrystabel riley, samuel mclaughlin, oliver martin, caspar walton clark and street poet gerry mitchell. We were first introduced to the rather strange vocal sounds of gerry mitchell last year on his ragged garden album [with little sparta]. This album basically sounds like some long lost psychedelic krautrock recording with the falls mark e smith unleashing his meandering vitriol over the top. Its some like dubby take on classic seventies krautrock experimentation, think of public image limited jamming with can. October 2009CdFire€13.99

 

Early day minersThe treatment [normally retails at €15.99]The early day miners return with a new collection on the secretly canadian label, the band are stripped down to four members feauring regulars dan burton and john dawson along with marty sprowles and johnny richardson. This is probably their most lush and layered collection to date sounding at times like a perfect underground pop record. The album features layers of shimmering guitars, without sounding overly shoegazing like, with lots of subtle electronic touches hovering around. October 2009CdSecretly canadian€12.99

 

Early day minersThe treatment [normally retails at €16.99]The early day miners return with a new collection on the secretly canadian label, the band are stripped down to four members feauring regulars dan burton and john dawson along with marty sprowles and johnny richardson. This is probably their most lush and layered collection to date sounding at times like a perfect underground pop record. The album features layers of shimmering guitars, without sounding overly shoegazing like, with lots of subtle electronic touches hovering around. The album comes with a bonus mp3 download coupon featuring all tracks from the album. October 2009LpSecretly canadian€13.99

 

Echo and the bunnymenThe fountainMister mcculloch and sergeant return with their first new material since the siberia album from 2005. The album features ten brand new tracks, its never going to be like the old days but there are some very catchy tunes here. Mccullochs voice still sounds as good as ever, particularly on the slower tunes when he really knows how to hit those old familiar low notes. Sergeant, as ever, provides some rather superb guitar touches. October 2009CdOcean rain records€15.99

Elizabeth, nancyWrought ironThe second album from wigan based folk singer and the much anticipated follow up to the rather stunning debut battle and victory from 2006. This new album is also released on the leaf label. If anything this one is slighly less of a traditional folk album and sees nancy elizabeth delving into the slightly murky world of the more stripped down sounds of later pj harvey albums or even the earlier sounds of cat power. Its full of dramatic and slightly dark sounds featuring lots of shimmering bells and chimes, snippets of taped found sounds, piano and elizabeths truly haunting almost minimal vocal delivery. In spirit, it kind of reminds me a bit of the kooky sparse feel of kate bush, without actually sounding too much like her. A perfect headphone album. October 2009CdThe leaf label€17.99

 

Elizabeth, nancyWrought ironThe second album from wigan based folk singer and the much anticipated follow up to the rather stunning debut battle and victory from 2006. This new album is also released on the leaf label. If anything this one is slighly less of a traditional folk album and sees nancy elizabeth delving into the slightly murky world of the more stripped down sounds of later pj harvey albums or even the earlier sounds of cat power. Its full of dramatic and slightly dark sounds featuring lots of shimmering bells and chimes, snippets of taped found sounds, piano and elizabeths truly haunting almost minimal vocal delivery. In spirit, it kind of reminds me a bit of the kooky sparse feel of kate bush, without actually sounding too much like her. A perfect headphone album. October 2009LpThe leaf label€18.99

 

Ellington, dukeThe 1953 pasadena concertRecorded at the pasadena civic auditorium on the 30th of march 1953. The album features the tatooed bride, diminuendo in blue / crescendo in blue, the hawk talks, monologue, so louis blues, vips boogie / jam with sam, without a song, do nothing til you hear from me, street blues, perdido and ellington melody. Features ray nance, willie cook, clark terry, cat anderson, britt woodman, quentin jackson, juan tizol, jimmy hamilton, russell procope, rick henderson, paul gonsalves, harry carney, wendell marshall, butch ballard, jimmy grissom and special guest oscar pettiford. Now reissued featuring all the original artwork with liner notes from stanley dance.LpGnp/crescendo€11.99

 

EvangelistaPrince of truthBrand new album on the constellation label. The band is fronted by songwriter carla bozulich who is joined by a host of guests including tara barnes, dominic cramp, nels cline, ezra buchla, bobb bruno, thierry amar, ches smith, lisa gamble, johan fortune, jessica catron and shahzad ismaily. The album was recorded by efrim menuck at the hotel2tango studios in montreal [home to the likes of godspeed]. The album features a collection of rambling avant folk based sounds with lots of rustic and weird instrumentation. Beautifully intimate at times, featuring lush organs sounds and plenty of scratchy strings with plenty of slow building post rock like moments, giving way to full on explosions that would not sound out of place on a godspeed record. October 2009CdConstellation€17.99

 

EvangelistaPrince of truth [18o gram vinyl with bonus cd]Brand new album on the constellation label. The band is fronted by songwriter carla bozulich who is joined by a host of guests including tara barnes, dominic cramp, nels cline, ezra buchla, bobb bruno, thierry amar, ches smith, lisa gamble, johan fortune, jessica catron and shahzad ismaily. The album was recorded by efrim menuck at the hotel2tango studios in montreal [home to the likes of godspeed]. The album features a collection of rambling avant folk based sounds with lots of rustic and weird instrumentation. Beautifully intimate at times, featuring lush organs sounds and plenty of scratchy strings with plenty of slow building post rock like moments, giving way to full on explosions that would not sound out of place on a godspeed record. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl and comes with a full copy of the album on cd inside the sleeve. October 2009LpConstellation€22.99

 

FelixYou are the one i pickThe debut full length album on the kranky label from this english based duo. Features classically trained pianist / cellist lucinda chua [touring member of stars of the lid] and guitarist chris summerlin [lords]. Its a truly quirky collection of mostly piano led ballads, imagine early cat power in a slightly more psychedelic rambling mood with some of the added strings of the rachels. A very intimate collection, but full of dramatic bursts and some lovely slide guitar action. October 2009CdKranky€18.99

 

Finders keepers presentsThe byg deal [art rock revolution]Finders keepers unearth another classic collection of long lost gems from the past. This time they unleash a collection of rare tracks from seminal jazz / prog label byg. The label was only in existence between 1968 and 1974 but still managed to release some of the biggest artists around at that time. The label is still hailed as one of the most important french underground labels of its time. The album features rare and hard to find gems from alice, francois wertheimer, brigitte fontaine with areski, gong, alan jack, coeur magique, valerie lagrange, alpha beta, jacques bersamian, ame son, art ensemble of chicago, freedom, vangelis, paul semama, inter groupie psychotherapeutic elastic band, banana moon and joachim with rolf kuhn. Comes with detailed liner notes with a short piece on each and every track included. October 2009CdFinders keepers€15.99

 

Flaming lipsEmbryonicThe flaming lips return with one of their most challenging and strangest collections in quite some time. The album is very much a collection of trippy rhythm led sounds with lots of tunes going way back to the hypnotic sounds of seventies krautrock. There is still plenty of their by now trademark psyche pop sounds but this is definitely an album that will get older fans of the band interested in their sound again. This is the most underground sounding album they have made in many years, and probably one of their finest in our opinion. Its full of hypnotic repetitive beats, psychedelic guitars and space rock like synth sounds. Its beautifully trippy and quite ambient at times. It really is a most wonderful collection of layered complex sounds at times building into thunderous noise before mellowing out into the most beautiful trippy psyche pop. 18 tracks spread over an hour there is something for all flaming lips fans but as i said its definitely one for older fans to reacquaint themselves with a band who never fail to challenge the listener. Features guest spots from karen o [yeah yeah yeahs], mgmt and german mathematician thorsten wormann. October 2009CdWarners€18.99

 

Flaming lipsThe soft bulletin [double vinyl with bonus cd]Limited edition double vinyl reissue of their classic album from 1999. The album comes pressed on two heavy slabs of 180 gram vinyl and comes presented in a card gatefold sleeve. The album also comes packaged with a bonus three track ep featuring outtakes from the album recording session. The bonus cd features 1000 ft hands, the captain and satellite of you. The original album features race for the prize, a spoonful weighs a ton, the spark that bled, the spiderbite song, buggin, what is the light, the observer, waitin for a superman, suddenly everything has changed, the gash, slow motion, feeling yourself disintegrate and sleeping on the roof. October 20092lpWarner€30.99

 

Foubert, casey with james mcalistairMusic for drums [library catalogue music series volume 3]The third in a series of limited edition instrumental albums compiled by the asthmatic kitty label. The material was recorded under the banner library catalogue music with its use intended for film and tv. The album features a collaboration between two artists featured on the two previous volumes. Casey foubert is a seattle based producer and james mcalistair also records under the name 900x.LpAsthmatic kitty€18.99

 

Galt, stefanBefore that i did thisThe debut full length album from this very very talented irish guitar picker. On this album galt turns his hand to a bit of everything from jazz to blues to ragtime and traditional folk. Its a really lovely collection of solo acoustic guitar instrumentals with a really nice kind of laid back jazzy sunday afternoon feel about it. The pieces were all written by galt himself, you would be forgiven for thinking these were some long lost jazz pieces from the fourties though. October 2009Cd€9.99

 

Gano, gordon and the ryansUnder the sunThe former frontman with the violent femmes returns with a new solo album backed by the ryans on the yep roc label. The album comes with a bonus mp3 download coupon featuring bonus tracks not featured on the cd. Gano is joined by billy ryan and brendan ryan of the bogmen. The album features a collection of laid back rootsy americana like sounds with a lovely rustic kind of stripped down feel about them. October 2009CdYep roc€19.99

 

Gessesse, tlahounEthiopian urban modern music volume four [1940 to 2009]Another gem of a collection from the vaults of the now legendary ethiopiques series. These collections on the french based larome label features a selection of their favourite tracks handpicked specially for these vinyl only releases. The album features a selection of totally hip shaking african soul music with plenty of early funk and reggae influences. This man sounds like the meeting of james brown and screaming jay hawkins, he was definitely born to perform. The majority of tracks features musical arrangements by mulatu astatke. 2009LpL arome€23.99

 

Gun clubDeath partyFive track mini album originally released in 1983. Features the house on highland avenue, the lie, the light of the world, death party and come back jim. The album now comes reissued by the cooking vinyl label and features a 10 track bonus live cd recorded in zurich on the 20th of march 1983. October 20092cdCooking vinyl€12.99

 

Gun clubMiamiThe gun clubs second album, originally released in 1982 is now given the deluxe reissue treatment by the cooking vinyl label. This new version features the original twelve track album coupled with a bonus live disc from the same year. The original album features carry home, like calling up thunder, brother and sister, run through the jungle, a devil in the woods, texas serenade, watermelon man, bad indian, john hardy, the fire of love, sleeping in blood city and mother of earth. The bons live disc was recorded at the continental club in new york. October 20092cdCooking vinyl€12.99

 

Gun clubThe las vegas storyReissue of this classic gun club album from 1984. The album now comes as an expanded edition with a bonus cd of extras. The album features jeffrey lee pierce, kid congo powers, terry graham and patricia morrison. Features the las vegas story, walkin with the beast, eternally is here, the stranger in town, my dreams, the master plan, my mans gone now, bad america, moonlight motel, give up the sun and secret fires. The bonus cd features a 14 track live show recorded at le loft in strasbourg on the 20th of november 1984. October 20092cdCooking vinyl€12.99

 

Guthrie, woodyDust bowl balladsThis is actually the very first record cut by guthrie after moving to new york in the early fourties. Cut for alan lomax as part of his work with the library of congress. The album was originally released as three separate 78prm records and was then compiled by the smithsonian label in 1964. Now reissued by the doxy label on 180 gram vinyl. The majority of tracks were recorded in april 1940 with just the last two coming from a session in may of the same year. The tracks are all solo recordings. October 2009LpDoxy€15.99

 

Guthrie, woodyMy dusty road [woody the agitator]A collection of woody guthrie protest songs from the vaults of rounder records. This is one of four superb new reissued under the my dusty road series to be released by the label. The tracks have been beautifully restored specially for this release. The original recordings were made by moses asch and herbet harris for the stinson label. Features two previously unreleased tracks tear the fascists down and you can hear my whistle blow. Guthrie is joined by cisco houston and sonny terry on several tracks. October 2009LpRounder records€19.99

 

Guthrie, woodyMy dusty road [woodys roots]The album features a superb collection of woody guthrie recordings made by moses asch and herbert harris for the stinson label. The tracks have all been beautifully restored specially for this vinyl release by the rounder label. Joing woody on several tracks are cisco houston and sonny terry. The album concentrates on some of his more folk based recordings [as opposed to the protest songs that he is best known for]. The album features a collection of woody guthrie originals and several older traditional folk standards. October 2009LpRounder records€19.99

 

Hannigan, lisaSee sew [limited edition with bonus cd]The debut solo album from the former vocalist with damien rice and contributor to the cake sale album from last year. The album feaures hannigan on vocals and guitars along with guest spots from tom osander, shane fitzsimons, donagh molloy, lucy wilkins, vyvienne long, gavin glass, justin carroll, cathy davey and rhob cunningham. The album features a beautiful cover of the bert jansch classic courting blues. The album features a really beautiful mix of mellow acoustic folk sounds and some totally blissful uptempo folky pop. There is a bit of everything from the pure guitar driven pop sounds of cathy davey to the more folky sixties like indie pop of belle and sebastian. Its almost like a perfect summer soundtrack. Originally released late last year on cd this limited edition vinyl pressing comes on 180 gram vinyl and features the full album on cd inside the sleeve. Released on the american based label ato records. October 2009LpAto records€18.99

 

Hawley, richardTrueloves gutterRichard hawley returns with his sixth studio album to date and the follow up to the truly superb ladys bridge album from 2007. This is probably one of hawleys more mellow albums to date, stripping pretty much everything back to just his truly wonderful voice, a guitar and the barest of bands. The album features eight beautifully crafted songs with a distinctive late night feel about them. Its very much all very quiet and hushed on this one, which is a pretty good thing when you have a voice like hawley. Thankfully there is still plenty of his trademark almost hawaiian like guitar sounds on this album, if anything there is more than ever. Its probably comparable mostly to the quieter moments from the last two albums, coles corner and ladys bridge with maybe just a little less orchestration. It really is a very beautiful collection from one of the finest crooners around today. September 2009CdMute€15.99

 

Hawley, richardTrueloves gutter [limited double vinyl with signed print]Richard hawley returns with his sixth studio album to date and the follow up to the truly superb ladys bridge album from 2007. This is probably one of hawleys more mellow albums to date, stripping pretty much everything back to just his truly wonderful voice, a guitar and the barest of bands. The album features eight beautifully crafted songs with a distinctive late night feel about them. Its very much all very quiet and hushed on this one, which is a pretty good thing when you have a voice like hawley. Thankfully there is still plenty of his trademark almost hawaiian like guitar sounds on this album, if anything there is more than ever. Its probably comparable mostly to the quieter moments from the last two albums, coles corner and ladys bridge with maybe just a little less orchestration. It really is a very beautiful collection from one of the finest crooners around today. The album comes pressed on two slabs of heavyweight 180 gram vinyl housed in a card gatefold sleeve. This version is strictly limited to 1000 copies and comes with an individually signed print inside the sleeve. Also features a complete version of the album on cd inside the sleeve. October 20092lpMute€28.99

 

Hayes, liam and plushBright pennySinge songwriter liam hayes returns with a brand new plush album. Hayes comes backed by a host of famous names including morris jennings [chess stalwart and drummer on curtis mayfields superfly], bernard reed [bass player with jackie wilson and member of pieces of peace], tom tom mmlxxxiv [string arranger for the jackson and earth wind and fire], the autumn defence, jim hines and bob lizek [members of brian wilsons band], howard levy on harmonica and members of chicagos numbero group. As you might guess from the amount of guests on the album this is a collection of big expansive sounds. Its very much rooted in the classic breezy sounds of seventies soul, a beautifully laid back pop record full of retro white soul sounds. There are touches of all the greats in here from curtis mayfield to isaac hayes and even a bit of the likes of shuggie otis. October 2009CdBroken horse€17.99

 

Higgins, garySecondsConsidering his last album was released in 1973 [red hash], its been a bit of a wait for fans of gary higgins for his second album to see the light of day. Higgins is joined by long time musical companions the random concept featuring dave beaujon, terry fenton, graham higgins and dave vandebogart [several of whom actually played on red hash]. The album features a beautifully intimate collection of laid back folk sounds with a nod towards the classic songwriting sounds of robert wyatt. Perfectly skewed and timeless sounds. October 2009CdDrag city€13.99

 

Higgins, garySecondsConsidering his last album was released in 1973 [red hash], its been a bit of a wait for fans of gary higgins for his second album to see the light of day. Higgins is joined by long time musical companions the random concept featuring dave beaujon, terry fenton, graham higgins and dave vandebogart [several of whom actually played on red hash]. The album features a beautifully intimate collection of laid back folk sounds with a nod towards the classic songwriting sounds of robert wyatt. Perfectly skewed and timeless sounds. October 2009LpDrag city€13.99

 

HockeyMind chaosThe debut full length album from this portland based outfit finally gets a proper release in europe on the virgin label. The album features a collection of slightly gritty sounding punk funk vibes meets some chunky bass led new wave. Its got a bit of the punk funk of the likes of lcd soundsystem or the rapture but with tons more added guitars. Its definitely an album influenced by seventies funk and eighties new wave with just a bit more guitar added in than the normal punk funk sound. October 2009CdVirgin€14.99

 

HockeyMind chaosThe debut full length album from this portland based outfit finally gets a proper release in europe on the virgin label. The album features a collection of slightly gritty sounding punk funk vibes meets some chunky bass led new wave. Its got a bit of the punk funk of the likes of lcd soundsystem or the rapture but with tons more added guitars. Its definitely an album influenced by seventies funk and eighties new wave with just a bit more guitar added in than the normal punk funk sound. October 2009LpVirgin€19.99

 

Jefferson airplaneSurrealistic pillowProbably one of the finest collections this band have ever produced, a real psyche rock gem. This was their second full length album and the first to feature the stunningly raw vocals of grace slick. Along with two huge hit singles [somebody to love and white rabbit] the album also features she has funny cars, my best friend, today, coming back to you, 3/5 of a mile in 10 seconds, dcba 25, how do you feel, embryonic journey and plastic fantastic lover. Now reissued on the sundazed label again. October 2009LpSundazed€17.99

 

Jefferson, blind lemonI want to be like jesus in my heartThe monk label come up trumps yet again with this wonderful collection of blind lemon jefferson tracks. Features a selection of 18 gems, all recorded before 1929. There are no dates attached to the recordings but considering the man died in 1929 you would have to assume they were recorded prior to his early death at the age of only 35. Long considered to be one of the founders of the texas blues / country blues sound, we dont see a lot of his material on vinyl so this is a real treat to have. October 2009LpMonk€12.99

 

Jesus lizardHead / pure [deluxe reissue]The debut full length album from the jesus lizard and their first to feature human drummer mac macneilly [previous ep pure featured a drum machine instead]. The band also features david yow, david simms and duane denison. Produced by steve albini. The album was originally released way back in 1990. Features one evening, sdbj, my own urine, if you had lips, 7 vs 8, pastoral, waxeater, good thing, tight n shiny and killer mchann. The album also comes packaged with the original debut ep pure which features blockbuster, bloody mary, rabid pigs, starlet and happy bunny goes fluff fluff along. The album now comes fully remastered with a fold out full colour double sided poster and new liner notes and photos. The album also comes with three bonus tracks chrome, killer mchann [live] and bloody mary [live].CdTouch and go€13.99

 

Johnston, danielYip jump musicOriginally released way back in 1983 this is long considered to be johnstons first proper full length release. The album was recorded on a portable cassette player at his home in texas. The album has now been digitally remastered and also comes with new packaging, housed in a lovely gatefold sleeve. The album is now also pressed on double vinyl. The package also comes with a bonus mp3 download coupon featuring all tracks from the album. One of the finest collections of lo fi outsider music evern recorded. October 20092lpEternal yip eye music€15.99

 

Karen o and the kidsWhere the wild things are [motion picture soundtrack]Karen o from the yeah yeah yeahs scores the soundtrack to the new spike jonze movie with just a little help from a galaxy of friends. Dubbed karen o and the kids, the band features tristan bechet [services], tom biller [afternoons], bradford cox [deerhunter], brian chase [yeah yeah yeahs], dean fertita [queens of the stone age and raconteurs], aaron hemphill [liars], jack lawrence [dead weather and raconteurs], oscar michel [gris gris], imaad wasif [new folk implosion], nick zimmer [yeah yeah yeahs] and of course a childrens choir. The album is very much a fun filled almost childlike collection of folky sounds which kind of reminds me a bit of the moldy peaches with just the right amount of indie alt rock added in for good measure. Limited edition 180 gram vinyl pressing. Also comes with a bonus mp3 download coupon featuring all tracks from the ablum. October 2009LpInterscope€15.99

 

KilaRogha [best of kila]Double cd best of from one of irelands finest progressive trad bands. The album features a selection from pretty much every album they have released in the past including mind the gap, gamblers ballet, lemonade and buns, kila and oki, tog e go bog e, handels fantasy, the secret of kells [soundtrack], luna park, live at vicar street, monkey [soundtrack] and tip toe. October 20092cdKila records€17.99

 

Kill it kidKill it kid [special offer – normally retails at €14.99]The debut album from kill it kid on the one little indian label. The album features a big dirty collection of bluesy tinged rock sounds with hints of funky seventies rock and country roots. Its gots lots of fuzzed up slide guitar blues action and some blistering old style garage rock influences. October 2009CdOne little indian€12.99

 

La rouxLa rouxThe mercury music prize nominated debut album from la roux. Features the singles bulletproof, quicksand and in for the kill. A collection of pulsating retro yet modern electro pop sounds with a bit of everything from eighties electro pop to the more soulful sounds of prince. Its very much a modern pop record, albeit in a very clever way, full of infectiously catchy songs that have a knack of just sticking in your head all day long. This pressing comes in a gatefold sleeve with a full colour foldout poster inside. Also features bonus track growing pains. 2009LpPolydor€21.99

 

LemonadeLemonadeThe debut album from this new brooklyn based trio signed to the sunday best label. The album features a percussive mix of expansive dance, punk funk, trippy electronica and psychedelic synth rave. Its both funky and totally trippy at the same time, like some dubby take on the old rave sound. Parts of it remind me of the rapture covering some old rave classic, then given a dub treatment by the crazed hands of lee perry. You can probably guess at this stage that this is not an easy album to pigeonhole so maybe just have a listen for yourselves. October 2009CdSunday best€12.99

 

LemonadeLemonadeThe debut album from this new brooklyn based trio signed to the sunday best label. The album features a percussive mix of expansive dance, punk funk, trippy electronica and psychedelic synth rave. Its both funky and totally trippy at the same time, like some dubby take on the old rave sound. Parts of it remind me of the rapture covering some old rave classic, then given a dub treatment by the crazed hands of lee perry. You can probably guess at this stage that this is not an easy album to pigeonhole so maybe just have a listen for yourselves. October 2009LpSunday best€14.99

 

Lewis, jerry leeRare jerry lee lewis volume 2Sixteen rare tracks from the vaults of sun studios. The album features a selection of tracks recorded between 1957 and 1963. The tracks are from various sessions at the legendary sun studios and feature production from sam phillips, jack clements, billy sherrill and scotty moore. Originally compiled in 1986 by the charly label.LpCharly€13.99

 

Lightning boltEarthly delightsDare i begin this review by stating that lightning bolt have made their most accessible album to date with this new collection on the load label. Probably best known for their truly explosive live shows and white noise like avant rock, this album actually sheds a bit of the fuzz to reveal a truly superb collection of psychedelic grunge metal sounds, imagine a death metal version of black sabbaths doom rock. Its got to be said there are not many two piece outfits that can make a noise as good as this, its avant garde noise rock at its very very finest, pretty relentless from start to finish. These guys really have hit a peak with this album. October 2009CdLoad€13.99

 

Magic christianEvolverDescribed by their label, dirty water, as a bit of an underground supergroup the band features cyril jordan [the flamin groovies], clem burke [blondie], eddie munoz [the plimsouls] and paul kopf. The album is a perfect collection of retro garage pop sounds with lots of classic jangly guitar action. Sounding at times like a slightly harder edged beatles meets a bit of early rem, its full of infectiously catchy sixties garage pop with plenty of intricate twelve string guitar action. October 2009CdDirty water€13.99

 

MapsTurning the mindJames chapman returns with his long awaited follow up to his mercury prize nominated we can create from 2007. The album features another beautifully lush collection of pulsating late night electronic pop sounds. There is a somewhat eighties synth pop like feel about the album coupled with the kind of trance like sounds of early spiritualized. Overall its a rather joyous sounding affair with big sweeping synth sounds and chapmans perfectly treated mellow vocal delivery. October 2009CdMute€12.99

 

Mayfield, curtisRootsOriginally released in 1971 on the rhino label. The album features seven absolutely essential curtis mayfield tracks with each and everyone a total winner. Includes get down, keep on keeping on, underground, we got to have peace, beautiful brother of mine, now youre gone and love to keep you in mind. Reissued on the charly label in 2001 with new liner notes.Cd€11.99

 

Mc5Thunder expressLimited edition vinyl only reissue on the jungle label. Pressed in a limited hand numbered edition of only 500 copies on 180 gram vinyl. Features a collection of studio recordings made in 1972 at herouville castle for french tv show. This edition now comes with four extra bonus tracks taken from two rare early singles. Features kick out the jams, empty heart, ramblin rose, thunder express, i can only give you everything, i just dont know, rama lama fa fa fa, motor city is burning, looking at you and borderline. October 2009LpJungle€18.99

 

MetallicaMaster of puppets [double vinyl reissue]Reissued on double heavyweight 180 gram vinyl. This was metallicas third album from way back in 1986. Now given the double vinyl reissue and remaster treatment. The album comes pressed on two heavy slabs of vinyl playing at 45rpm for superiour sound quality. Comes in a lovely gatefold sleeve too. Features battery, master of puppets, the thing that should not be, welcome home sanitarium, disposable heroes, leper messiah, orion and damage inc. 20082lpUniversal€19.99

 

Mountain goatsThe life of the world to come [double vinyl]The return of the moutain goats with their sixth album for the 4ad label. The band is now pretty much based around long time member john darnielle and he is joined on this album by peter hughes and jon wurster [superchunk]. Owen pallett [final fantasy] provides string arrangements. The album features both a rustic and lush collection of mostly folk based sounds, a very intimate and sombre affair it must be said. Its an album rooted in rustic americana with a couple of tracks reminding me a wee bit of some very early rem. Pressed on double heavyweight 180 gram vinyl and comes in a gatefold sleeve. October 20092lp4ad€24.99

 

MudhoneyEvery good boy deserves fudge [limited edition orange vinyl]Brand new remastered edition and pressed on limited edition coloured vinyl. Originally released in 1991 on the sub pop label [their second full length]. The album comes pressed on 180 gram orange vinyl and also features a bonus mp3 download coupon. Features generation genocide, let it slide, good enough, something so clear, thorn, into the drink, broken hands, who you drivin now, move out, shoot the moon, fuzzgun 91, pokin around, dont fade iv and check out time. September 2009LpSub pop€13.99

 

MudhoneyMudhoneyBrand new remastered edition and pressed on lovely coloured vinyl courtesy of the sub pop label. This self titled album was their debut release from way back in 1989 and was produced by jack endino. The album now comes pressed on lovely pink vinyl. Also comes with a bonus mp3 download coupon featuring all tracks from the album. The album features this gift, flat out fucked, get into yours, you got it, magnolia caboose babyshit, come to mind, here comes sickness, running loaded, the farther i go, by her own hand, when tomorrow hits and dead love. Comes with the original foldout poster inside the sleeve too. October 2009LpSub pop€14.99

 

NorthernerThe ridings [limited edition double cd]The ridings is the truly beautiful debut full length album from bradford based solo artist maring cummings. The album comes very lavishly packaged courtesy of the new home assembly label [also home to declining winter]. The album comes in a lovely three part foldout card sleeve. This is one of those rare beauties of modern ambient music that come along every now and again, its not something that would sound out of place on either the type or kranky labels. Its a beautiful blend of subtle fennesz like ambience and shoetgaze like multilayered guitars. Its full of dreamlike textures, both droning and dubby at the same time. It also features some lovely kind of ambient folk like acoustic guitar picking and plenty of endlessly echoing sound effects. The album also comes packaged with a bonus eleven track remix cd featuring remixes of tracks from the album by fieldhead, bracken, aus, the declining winter, part timer, glen shipley, gareth s brown, epic45, portal, winter north atlantic and yuri lugovskoy. October 20092cdHome assembly€11.99

 

NudgeAs good as goneThe second album on the kranky label from this three piece featuring brian foote from fontanelle, paul dickow from strategy and honey owens from valet. There is really no other label apart from kranky that could release a record like this, its just got that classic kranky drone like feel about it. The album features a truly haunting collection of slighly dubby drone like sounds coupled with owens ethereal hushed vocals. Gentle droning electronic sounds meets sparsely plucked post rock like guitars and haunting female vocals to create some kind of late night dubby shoegazing sound. This one definitely stands out as one of krankys finest this year so far. October 2009CdKranky€18.99

 

NudgeAs good as goneThe second album on the kranky label from this three piece featuring brian foote from fontanelle, paul dickow from strategy and honey owens from valet. There is really no other label apart from kranky that could release a record like this, its just got that classic kranky drone like feel about it. The album features a truly haunting collection of slighly dubby drone like sounds coupled with owens ethereal hushed vocals. Gentle droning electronic sounds meets sparsely plucked post rock like guitars and haunting female vocals to create some kind of late night dubby shoegazing sound. This one definitely stands out as one of krankys finest this year so far. October 2009LpKranky€13.99

 

OnYour naked ghost comes back at nightWhilst the name may not be that familiar to some of you out there, on is basically a collaborative project between sylvain chauveau and steven hess. But before you get all excited they simply provided the source material for this record which is pretty much a new album from ambient producer helge sten aka deathprod. Sten was given the original source material by chauveau and hess which he then worked his darkly evil magic upon. The end result is a stunning collection of slow moving and darkly evil ambient sounds calling the mind the icy soundscapes of the likes of christian fennesz with the bass heavy drone effects of biosphere. Its an album that really is best appreciated on headphones with so much happening deep down in the mix. Its a truly haunting collection of dark ambient sounds for lovers of all things type records and maybe even the droning sounds of the kranky label. August 20092lpType€25.99

 

PentatonikA thousand paper cranesA lovely collection of modern ambient sounds from former a1 people member simeon bowring. The album kind of reminds me of a modern take on the classic early ambient sounds of the likes of the orb or fsol. Its full of big synth sounds, the most delicate of beats, minimal piano and haunting dark soundscapes. It really is a lovely haunting collection that will bring you back to the post rave ambient heyday again. October 2009CdHydrogen jukebox€17.99

 

PentatonikA thousand paper cranesA lovely collection of modern ambient sounds from former a1 people member simeon bowring. The album kind of reminds me of a modern take on the classic early ambient sounds of the likes of the orb or fsol. Its full of big synth sounds, the most delicate of beats, minimal piano and haunting dark soundscapes. It really is a lovely haunting collection that will bring you back to the post rave ambient heyday again. This pressing comes with a full copy of the album on cd inside the sleeve. October 2009LpHydrogen jukebox€23.50

 

PolvoIn prismBrand new album on the merge label from polvo, they reformed last year to play all tomorrows parties. These guys have been one of the leading lights in the math rock / art rock scene since their debut cor crane secret hit the shops back in 1992. The band return with a thunderous collection of slightly metal edged math rock sounds, it even delves into a bit of meandering psyche rock at times. Its full of intricate and clever guitar riff action with lots of almost jazz like tangents. Try to imagine built to spill with lots more avant rock moments. October 2009CdMerge€16.99

 

Polyamorous affairBolshevik discoBrand new album from this los angeles based electro pop duo featuring eddie chacon and singer sissy saint marie. Whilst chacon may not be a household name he was previously a member of pop duo charles and eddie [remember that hit would i lie to you] and he worked on the notorious 2 live crew album as nasty as they wanna be. This here album features a collection of ultra sexy throbbing electro pop sounds, its like some glammed up electro take on the sounds of serge gainsbourg. October 2009CdWinter palace€13.99

 

Porn sword tobaccoEverything is music to the earSwedish based electronic artist henrik jonsson returns with a new collection for the always reliable city centre offices label. This is his third album for the label. Its a beautiful blend of old and new electronic sounds with moments harking back to the heyday of early kraftwerk, full of throbbing beats and analog synths. There is also heaps of more modern ambient like soundscapes featuring some lovely minimal piano sounds, live guitars and brushed drums. Its a really beautiful collection of sounds, perfect headphone music and will appeal to fans of four tet, fennesz, susumu yokoto, ambient krautrock and minimal electronica. October 2009CdCity centre offices€17.99

 

Porn sword tobaccoEverything is music to the earSwedish based electronic artist henrik jonsson returns with a new collection for the always reliable city centre offices label. This is his third album for the label. Its a beautiful blend of old and new electronic sounds with moments harking back to the heyday of early kraftwerk, full of throbbing beats and analog synths. There is also heaps of more modern ambient like soundscapes featuring some lovely minimal piano sounds, live guitars and brushed drums. Its a really beautiful collection of sounds, perfect headphone music and will appeal to fans of four tet, fennesz, susumu yokoto, ambient krautrock and minimal electronica. October 2009LpCity centre offices€18.99

 

Port o brienThreadbarePort o brien return with the follow up to their gem of an album all we could do was sing [2008] on the city slang label again. The album is a beautifully stripped bare collection of slighly rootsy folk based sounds, for some reason it kind of reminds me of my morning jacket jamming with arcade fire. Its full of sprawling americana like vibes, complete with choral like multilayered vocal sounds. October 2009CdCity slang€15.99

 

Port o brienThreadbare [with bonus mp3 download]Port o brien return with the follow up to their gem of an album all we could do was sing [2008] on the city slang label again. The album is a beautifully stripped bare collection of slighly rootsy folk based sounds, for some reason it kind of reminds me of my morning jacket jamming with arcade fire. Its full of sprawling americana like vibes, complete with choral like multilayered vocal sounds. The album also comes with a bonus mp3 download coupon. October 2009LpCity slang€23.99

 

RadioheadPablo honeyReissue of their classic debut album from way back in 1993. The album now comes pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl. Features you, creep, how do you, stop whispering, thinking about you, anyone can play guitar, ripcord, vegetable, prove yourself, i cant, lurgee and blow out.LpEmi€16.99

 

RadioheadThe bendsOriginally released in 1995. The album is now back in print and pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl. Features planet telex, the bends, high and dry, fake plastic trees, bones, nice dream, just, my iron lung, bullet proof i wish i was, black star, sulk and street spirit.LpEmi€15.99

 

Rag and stompA retrospective on 1930s western swing [various artists]Another wonderful collection of rare long lost gems from the past, unearthed by the high quality reissue label monk records. The album comes in a lovely retro brown card sleeve with printed inner sleeve featuring liner notes on the tracks. These tracks, recorded in the thirties and fourties, defined a sound we now call western swing. Its like a great big jazz swing party all wrapped up one on record. Features tracks from salty holmes, sweet violet boys, bob wills and his texas playboys, jimmie revard and his oklahoma playboys, cody fox and his yellow jackets, bob skyles and his skyrockets, the hi fliers, light crust doughboys, boy newman and his boys, rice brothers gang, adolph hofner and his san antonians and finally ted daffans texans. 2009LpMonk€12.99

 

Rameses iiiI could not love you moreThe return of this london based trio to the type label, the band have also featured on important records in the past. Probably best known for their dark drone based ambient sounds this album adds to that sound with lots of gently strummed acoustic guitars and layered shimmering electric slide guitar. The album features some beautifully calming sounds, its definitely a classic piece of music that makes the type label stand out from the rest. At times reminscent to the sounds of helios with a somewhat ambient like take on the shoegazing guitar sound. Its a real dreamlike collection of sounds. October 2009CdType€17.99

 

Rameses iiiI could not love you more [limited to only 500 copies]The return of this london based trio to the type label, the band have also featured on important records in the past. Probably best known for their dark drone based ambient sounds this album adds to that sound with lots of gently strummed acoustic guitars and layered shimmering electric slide guitar. The album features some beautifully calming sounds, its definitely a classic piece of music that makes the type label stand out from the rest. At times reminscent to the sounds of helios with a somewhat ambient like take on the shoegazing guitar sound. Its a real dreamlike collection of sounds. October 2009LpType€18.99

 

Ray, gemmaLights out zoltarThe second album on the bronzerat label [home to the likes of seasick steve and congregation] from english singer songwriter gemma ray. The album features the recent single 100 mph. Features a guest appearence from fellow labelmate joe gideon. The album was produced by singer songwriter michael j sheehy and also features string arrangements from fiona brice. The album features a really lovely collection of almost orchestral like folk sounds with a bit of a surf like vibe hovering around in the background. Kind of reminds a bit of sufjan stevens or st vincent, its catchy and rather kooky at the same time. September 2009CdBronzerat€13.99

 

Ray, gemmaLights out zoltarThe second album on the bronzerat label [home to the likes of seasick steve and congregation] from english singer songwriter gemma ray. The album features the recent single 100 mph. Features a guest appearence from fellow labelmate joe gideon. The album was produced by singer songwriter michael j sheehy and also features string arrangements from fiona brice. The album features a really lovely collection of almost orchestral like folk sounds with a bit of a surf like vibe hovering around in the background. Kind of reminds a bit of sufjan stevens or st vincent, its catchy and rather kooky at the same time. September 2009LpBronzerat€14.99

 

Reigning soundLove and cursesIts been five long years since we heard from greg cartwright and his reigning sound oufit now. Cartwright was one of the founding members of one our all time favourite garage rock outfits the oblivions. Recorded in two different studios in memphis and north carolina. This is another gem of an album from cartwright [he cant do anything wrong in our opinion], its a blistering collection of fuzzed up sixties garage rock and white boy rock n soul action. Imagine a bunch of snotty garage punkers recording for the motown label blended with a bit of late seventies post punk. It also gets wonderfully rootsy from time to time, try to imagine a punk rock springsteen. October 2009CdIn the red€15.99

 

RemLive at the olympia [double cd and dvd]Features a selection of classic rem tracks recorded during their five night stint in the olympia theatre here in dublin. The album was produced by dublins very own jacknife lee. Features michael stipe, peter buck and mike mills. Joining the three originals on the stage for these shows were scott mccaughey and bill rieflin. The album features a total of 39 gems, from both past and present albums, going right back to the very early days. The set also comes with a dvd featuring the film this is not a show. October 20093cdWarners€27.99

 

RemLive at the olympia [double cd set]Features a selection of classic rem tracks recorded during their five night stint in the olympia theatre here in dublin. The album was produced by dublins very own jacknife lee. Features michael stipe, peter buck and mike mills. Joining the three originals on the stage for these shows were scott mccaughey and bill rieflin. The album features a total of 39 gems, from both past and present albums, going right back to the very early days. October 20092cdWarners€20.99

 

RemMurmur [18o gram vinyl reissue]The debut album from rem, originally released way back in 1983 [yeah its hard to believe]. The album now comes reissued on lovely 180 gram vinyl with all the original artwork. Produced by mitch easter and don dixon. The album features 9 9, west of the fields, laughing, talk about the passion, radio free europe, pilgrimage, sitting still, perfect circle, we walk and shaking through. 2009LpIrs€21.99

 

RemReckoningThis was the second album released by rem on the irs label. Originally released back in 1984 the album now comes pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl and features all the original artwork [including printed inner sleeve]. Features harborcoat, 7 chinese bros, so central rain, pretty persuasion, time after time [annaelise], second guessing, letter never sent, camera, dont go back to rockville and little america. October 2009LpIrs€21.99

 

Sandoval, hope and the warm inventionsThrough the devil softlyEx mazzy star vocalist hope sandoval returns after a long long break, its been 8 years since their last album [bavarian fruit bread]. Thankfully she is back with former my bloody valentine drummer colm o ciosiog in tow. The album is less of a folky affair compared to the previous more sparse and acoustic based collection. If anything this is more like her work with mazzy star, featuring lots of slow core like ballads. Her voice is still as beautifully haunting as ever, can anybody else whisper their way through a song like she can. October 2009CdNettwerk€16.99

 

Stevens, sufjanThe bqeSufjan stevens presents a film and musical suite exploring new york citys infamous brooklyn queens expressway [what happened to an album for every state]. The album comes packaged as a double disc featuring the original film in widescreen format, the original motion picture soundtrack, a 40 page booklet and a stereoscopic image reel for those of you who still have an old viewmater. The album features 13 classical based pieces ranging from dramatic broadway like showtune sounds to some truly minimal steve reich like movements. The album is performed with a full orchestra and is probably one of the most ambitious albums from a man who always likes to stretch the bounderies. Its quite a classical sounding album but with a certain playfullness about it at the same time. Comes presented in a lovely three part foldout sleeve. October 20092cdRough trade€20.99

 

Swell seasonStrict joy [limited edition double cd and dvd package]Glen hansard and marketa irglova return with the follow up to their debut album which also turned into the soundtrack to the oscar winning film once. This time they are joined by regular frames members colm mac iomaire, joe doyle, rob bochnik and graham hopkins. The album also features guest spots from guitarist javier mas [leonard cohen], pianist thomas bartlett [doveman], percussionist chad tayler [chicago underground duo] and horn players steven bernstein and clark gayton [levon helms band]. This limited edition version comes on the american based anti label. The package features the normal album strict joy on the first cd, the second cd features a live album called one step away. The album also comes with a live dvd recorded at the riverside theater in milwaukee and features 19 live tracks along with bonus footage and interviews. Comes in a lovely card foldout digipack sleeve. October 20093cdAnti€21.99

 

Swell seasonStrict joy [limited edition double vinyl pressing]Glen hansard and marketa irglova return with the follow up to their debut album which also turned into the soundtrack to the oscar winning film once. This time they are joined by regular frames members colm mac iomaire, joe doyle, rob bochnik and graham hopkins. The album also features guest spots from guitarist javier mas [leonard cohen], pianist thomas bartlett [doveman], percussionist chad tayler [chicago underground duo] and horn players steven bernstein and clark gayton [levon helms band]. Very very limited double vinyl pressing. American import pressing on the anti label. The album features three sides of music and side 4 is etched. Comes in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. October 20092lpAnti€20.99

 

Swell seasonStrict joy [normal single cd version]Glen hansard and marketa irglova return with the follow up to their debut album which also turned into the soundtrack to the oscar winning film once. This time they are joined by regular frames members colm mac iomaire, joe doyle, rob bochnik and graham hopkins. The album also features guest spots from guitarist javier mas [leonard cohen], pianist thomas bartlett [doveman], percussionist chad tayler [chicago underground duo] and horn players steven bernstein and clark gayton [levon helms band]. The album comes in a lovely three part foldout card digi pack sleeve with a lyric sheet inner booklet. October 2009CdPlateau€17.99

 

Taxi taxiStill standing at the back doorThe debut full length album from these two young swedish twins, they released a superb mini album on the rumraket label in 2007 and have been very quiet since then. Anyone familiar with their previous release with know that these two girls possess two of the most beautiful voices around at the moment. Soulful and rather kooky at the same time, the album features a lovely collection of stripped down folky like sounds that will appeal to fans of cat power, marissa nadler and maybe even joanna newsom. October 2009CdFierce panda€15.99

 

Tegan and saraSainthoodTwin sisters tegan and sara quin return with their sixth album. This is a big catchy collection of guitar led indie rock with hints of beat driven electro pop sounds. Its pure guitar driven pop music, infectiously catchy with lots of clever twists and some dream like dual vocal action. October 2009CdVapor€15.99

 

Times new vikingBorn again revisitedThe fourth full length album from this ohia based lo fi garage rock outfit. Its their second so far for the matador label [including rip it off from 2008]. The album features a superb blast of primal garage / indie rock sounds fuzzed up to the max sounding like some hybrid of sixties garage punk and late eighties lo fi indie rock. Features lots of chunky organ sounds coupled with the most distorted fuzzed up guitar sound you will hear all year. Try to imagine early yo la tengo with a more garage punk outlook on things. October 2009CdMatador€15.99

 

Times new vikingBorn again revisitedThe fourth full length album from this ohia based lo fi garage rock outfit. Its their second so far for the matador label [including rip it off from 2008]. The album features a superb blast of primal garage / indie rock sounds fuzzed up to the max sounding like some hybrid of sixties garage punk and late eighties lo fi indie rock. Features lots of chunky organ sounds coupled with the most distorted fuzzed up guitar sound you will hear all year. Try to imagine early yo la tengo with a more garage punk outlook on things. October 2009LpMatador€20.99

 

Torrini, emilianaLove in the time of scienceLimited edition 180 gram reissue of her debut album from 1999. The album has never been available on vinyl before and comes remastered from the original master. Pressed using direct metal mastering for ultra high quality sound reproduction. The album was produced by roland orzabal from tears for fears. A much more electronic based affair compared to the more recent album [fishermans woman], sounds like a mix of bjork, beth orton and even a bit of kate bush at times. A beautiful record indeed. October 2009LpOne little indian€21.99

 

Van zandt, townesDelta momma bluesThis was van zandts fourth album and origanally came out way back in 1971 on the poppy label. The album features nine van zandt originals along with the opening cover of the old traditional tune ffv. A beautiful blend mixing up the intimate side of his sound with a few tracks featuring electric guitars and piano. Also features delta momma blues, only him or me, turnstyled junkpiled, tower song, come tomorrow, brand new companion, where i lead me, rake and nothin. The album is now reissued on the domino label, along with six other classic early townes albums coming out this week also. The album comes in a card outer slipcase. September 2009CdDomino€9.99

 

Van zandt, townesLive at the old quarterRecorded live in houston texas in 1973. Originally released on his own tomato label. Features 23 classic live cuts from one of the finest songwriters of his time. The album is a beautifully intimate collection featuring just van zandt and his acoustic guitar. The selection kind of serves as a live best of album as much as anything else and is a fine introduction to the music of townes van zandt. Released as part of a series of seven classic early albums by townes van zandt on the domino label. Double cd in card slipcase outer sleeve. 20092cdDomino€12.99

 

VillagersOn a sunlit stageLimited edition 7 inch pressing. Features on a sunlight stage and transitional confessional. Each copy is hand numbered and they are limited to a total of only 1000 copies worldwide. Released on the irish based label any other city. The single also comes with a digital download coupon so you can download both tracks from the labels website. This is probably one of the most beautiful songs written by this very talented songwriter. Villagers is former immediate member conor o brien. This is his follow up to the truly superb hollow kind ep from earlier this year [also on any other city]. This is a sublime piece of intimate acoustic folk, kind of sounds like some long lost gospel folk song from the past complete with haunting vocal harmonies.7"Any other city€4.99

 

WilcoSummerteeth [limited edition reissue with cd]Limited edition double vinyl reissue of this wilco album from 1999 originally. The album comes in a heavy card gatefold sleeve and also features a copy of the album on cd inside the sleeve. Pressed on double 180 gram vinyl. Features cant stand it, shes a jar, a shot in the arm, were just friends, im always in love, nothings ever gonna stand in my way again, pieholden suite, how to fight lonliness, via chicago, elt, my darling, when you wake up feeling old, summer teeth, in a future age, candyfloss and a shot in the arm [remix]. October 20092lpNonesuch€32.99

 

WilcoWilco [the album]Wilco return with their seventh studio album. Produced by the band themselves and jim scott. Recorded in roundhead studios in auckland and then finished in their own loft studios in chicago. Jim o rourke has now departed so the band on this one is jeff tweedy, john striratt, glen kotche, mikael jorgensen, nels cline and pat sansone. Its very much an album that sees wilco head back to their older rootsy almost melodic pop sound again with the majority of the tracks clocking in at the four minute mark. They seem to have ditched the more experimental sounds in favour of just good old style solid guitar driven roots sounds. There are a couple of rather beautiful laid back ballads thrown in complete with some awesome slide guitar action but on the whole this is wilco back in melodic rock teritory with an album of perfectly hummable roots rock anthems. The album comes pressed on a big slab of heavyweight 180 gram vinyl and is presented in a beautiful old style heavy card gatefold sleeve. Also features a full copy of the album on cd inside the sleeve. September 2009LpNonesuch€23.99

 

Wyatt, robertDondestan [revisited]The original version of dondestan ran over budget at the time of recording and was released without wyatt having mixed it to his liking. Seven years after its original release wyatt went back to the studio with the original tapes and decided to finish the album properly [it was originally released in 1991]. Having never heard the original version i have no idea how different this one sounds, wyatt stands by this revisted version so thats enough for me. The album now comes reissued on 180 gram vinyl by domino records and features the original artwork, complete with printed inner and lyrics. The album is pretty much an entirely solo effort, with former soft machine member hugh hopper joining on the last track. 2009LpDomino records€15.99

 

Wyatt, robertRuth is stranger than richardOriginally released in 1975, this was his follow up to the legendary rock bottom album. Now reissued on the domino label, pressed on 180 gram vinyl and features all the original artwork. The album was produced by pink floyds nick mason and also features fred frith, bill maccormick, gary windo, laurie allan, brian eno, nisar ahmad khan, mongezi fega and john greaves. 2009LpDomino€15.99

 

Y9Nine years of psychonavigation recordsAnniversary mid priced sampler compilation of artists from the progressive and eclectic irish imprint psychonavigation records. The album features a total of 16 tracks culled from the labels various releases over the years. Features tracks from buckminster fuzeboard, gel sol, roddy monks, tiny magnetic pets, aza and eoin, enrico coniglio with arve henriksen, sean quinn, cjc, matthew devereux [the pale], ciaran byrne, eedl [remixed by lackluster], pp roy, rsag, brawdcast, the soul gun warriors featuring u mass and roger doyle. September 2009CdPsychonavigation€7.99

 

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New Irish Titles This Week

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BatsRed in tooth and clawThe debut album from irish noise rock outfit bats on the richter collective label. The album features a blistering collection of post punk, art rock and post rock sounds, at times coming across like a slightly more metal edged shellac before launching into don caballero like riff action. The album is full of clever twists and turns, nothing remains as it should for too long and features some incredibly intricate interplay between all five members. October 2009CdThe richter collective€14.99

 

Galt, stefanBefore that i did thisThe debut full length album from this very very talented irish guitar picker. On this album galt turns his hand to a bit of everything from jazz to blues to ragtime and traditional folk. Its a really lovely collection of solo acoustic guitar instrumentals with a really nice kind of laid back jazzy sunday afternoon feel about it. The pieces were all written by galt himself, you would be forgiven for thinking these were some long lost jazz pieces from the fourties though. October 2009Cd€9.99

 

Hannigan, lisaSee sew [limited edition with bonus cd]The debut solo album from the former vocalist with damien rice and contributor to the cake sale album from last year. The album feaures hannigan on vocals and guitars along with guest spots from tom osander, shane fitzsimons, donagh molloy, lucy wilkins, vyvienne long, gavin glass, justin carroll, cathy davey and rhob cunningham. The album features a beautiful cover of the bert jansch classic courting blues. The album features a really beautiful mix of mellow acoustic folk sounds and some totally blissful uptempo folky pop. There is a bit of everything from the pure guitar driven pop sounds of cathy davey to the more folky sixties like indie pop of belle and sebastian. Its almost like a perfect summer soundtrack. Originally released late last year on cd this limited edition vinyl pressing comes on 180 gram vinyl and features the full album on cd inside the sleeve. Released on the american based label ato records. October 2009LpAto records€18.99

 

KilaRogha [best of kila]Double cd best of from one of irelands finest progressive trad bands. The album features a selection from pretty much every album they have released in the past including mind the gap, gamblers ballet, lemonade and buns, kila and oki, tog e go bog e, handels fantasy, the secret of kells [soundtrack], luna park, live at vicar street, monkey [soundtrack] and tip toe. October 20092cdKila records€17.99

 

Swell seasonStrict joy [limited edition double cd and dvd package]Glen hansard and marketa irglova return with the follow up to their debut album which also turned into the soundtrack to the oscar winning film once. This time they are joined by regular frames members colm mac iomaire, joe doyle, rob bochnik and graham hopkins. The album also features guest spots from guitarist javier mas [leonard cohen], pianist thomas bartlett [doveman], percussionist chad tayler [chicago underground duo] and horn players steven bernstein and clark gayton [levon helms band]. This limited edition version comes on the american based anti label. The package features the normal album strict joy on the first cd, the second cd features a live album called one step away. The album also comes with a live dvd recorded at the riverside theater in milwaukee and features 19 live tracks along with bonus footage and interviews. Comes in a lovely card foldout digipack sleeve. October 20093cdAnti€21.99

 

Swell seasonStrict joy [limited edition double vinyl pressing]Glen hansard and marketa irglova return with the follow up to their debut album which also turned into the soundtrack to the oscar winning film once. This time they are joined by regular frames members colm mac iomaire, joe doyle, rob bochnik and graham hopkins. The album also features guest spots from guitarist javier mas [leonard cohen], pianist thomas bartlett [doveman], percussionist chad tayler [chicago underground duo] and horn players steven bernstein and clark gayton [levon helms band]. Very very limited double vinyl pressing. American import pressing on the anti label. The album features three sides of music and side 4 is etched. Comes in a gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves. October 20092lpAnti€20.99

 

Swell seasonStrict joy [normal single cd version]Glen hansard and marketa irglova return with the follow up to their debut album which also turned into the soundtrack to the oscar winning film once. This time they are joined by regular frames members colm mac iomaire, joe doyle, rob bochnik and graham hopkins. The album also features guest spots from guitarist javier mas [leonard cohen], pianist thomas bartlett [doveman], percussionist chad tayler [chicago underground duo] and horn players steven bernstein and clark gayton [levon helms band]. The album comes in a lovely three part foldout card digi pack sleeve with a lyric sheet inner booklet. October 2009CdPlateau€17.99

 

VillagersOn a sunlit stageLimited edition 7 inch pressing. Features on a sunlight stage and transitional confessional. Each copy is hand numbered and they are limited to a total of only 1000 copies worldwide. Released on the irish based label any other city. The single also comes with a digital download coupon so you can download both tracks from the labels website. This is probably one of the most beautiful songs written by this very talented songwriter. Villagers is former immediate member conor o brien. This is his follow up to the truly superb hollow kind ep from earlier this year [also on any other city]. This is a sublime piece of intimate acoustic folk, kind of sounds like some long lost gospel folk song from the past complete with haunting vocal harmonies.7"Any other city€4.99

 

Y9Nine years of psychonavigation recordsAnniversary mid priced sampler compilation of artists from the progressive and eclectic irish imprint psychonavigation records. The album features a total of 16 tracks culled from the labels various releases over the years. Features tracks from buckminster fuzeboard, gel sol, roddy monks, tiny magnetic pets, aza and eoin, enrico coniglio with arve henriksen, sean quinn, cjc, matthew devereux [the pale], ciaran byrne, eedl [remixed by lackluster], pp roy, rsag, brawdcast, the soul gun warriors featuring u mass and roger doyle. September 2009CdPsychonavigation€7.99

 

 

 

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A broken consortBox of birchA broken consort is one of several monikers used by multi instrumentalist richard skelton. This album was originally released as a very limited pressing on his own label sustain release and has now been made more widely available by the always reliable tompkins square label. You know how much we love our drone based guitar music around here so quickly add this guy to your list of favourites. The album features four lengthy instrumental pieces based around acoustic guitar picking, droning bowed sounds and treated piano. Its like some heavenly meeting of the avant folk sounds of james blackshaw and the pure piano based minimalism of max richter, william basinski or harold budd. Its trippy, hypnotic and almost classical at times. July 2009CdTompkins square€16.99

 

AmiinaKurr [limited edition double vinyl]The debut album from this icelandic based four piece who are probably best known for their work with sigur ros and efterklang, the band features four classically trained musicians, the album features some really beautiful almost classical like compositions with little elements of victorian music box sounds, along with their use of lush strings the girls throw in lots of chiming bells and strange sound effects to create a sound that could be described as an orchestra covering the music of either sigur ros or mum, whilst it does have its kooky elements it truly is one of the most beautiful albums around .200 gram heavy vinyl double lp. August 20092lpEver records€25.99

 

Animal collectiveStrawberry jamThe one thing i most love about animal collective albums is the total challenge they offer up to people like me trying to describe it to you, yes its quite bonkers but in a totally hypnotic and catchy way, take a bit of the beach boys smile and add in some syd barret solo material along with lots of analog synth sounds and most likely hundreds of other sound effects, the album opens up with the truly superb peacebone single which is one of the finest pieces of psychedelic electronic pop you will hear all year round, the band seem to have this very special knack of holding all their sounds together with their beach boys likes vocal harmonies whilst all sorts of madness is looping around in the background, sixties wah wah like guitar sounds do battle with squelchy synths and moments of the out there rock of the flaming lips, this is probably their most accessible album to date so far and fans of the likes of arcade fire etc should really give this one a little spin as you will be very very pleasantly surprised, an early contender for weird album of the year so far, september 2007CdDomino€9.99

 

Astatke, mulatuEthio jazz [featuring fekade amde maskal]Mulatu astatke is widely regarded as one of the leading lights of ethiopian jazz both old and modern. This collection was originally part of the legendary ethiopiques series and now gets a well deserved vinyl reissue. The album features nine very laid back pieces of african jazz and afro beat. The tracks featured here were originally released between 1969 and 1974. May 2008LpL arome€16.99

 

Bass, fontellaFreeReissue of this awesome gospel tinged soul collection from the amazing voice of fontella bass. The album was originally released way back in 1972 and was produced by liver sain who also worked on many of her classic chess recordings in the sixties. Its an album of deeply moving spiritual soul sounds and possibly ten of her finest vocal deliveries from the seventies. Features born to be free, hold on this time, i want everyone to know, i need to be loved, talking about freedom, i need love, wiping tears, now that ive found a good thing, who you gonna blame and my god my freedom my home. This reissue comes with all the original sleeve artwork.LpPaula records€13.99

 

Bat for lashesTwo sunsNatasha khan returns with her second album and this one sees a couple of cameo appearences from yeasayer and the legendary scott walker. The album was produced by former faultline member david kosten. Its another haunting and melodic collection of off beat pop songs with lots of kooky electronic sound effects and rhythms. Its very much an album that falls somewhere between the dramatic singer songwriter sounds of kate bush and the more kooky pop of bjork. Its full of haunting ethereal sounds with a lovely breezy kind of laid back pop feel. June 2009LpEcho€15.99

 

Beastie boysThe mix upThis is the beasties 7th studio album, 12 tracks of totally instrumental grooves and workouts featuring the keyboards of longtime collaborator money mark and percussionist alfredo ortiz, the album is a completely live collection of sounds featuring no vocals or samples, its great to hear these guys going back to their roots with just drums, guitars and bass, the album features some rather excellent seventies funk sounds with hints of sixties psychedelic funk and even one track where the boys do a very very good job at some funky dub reggae, comes in a card gatefold sleeve, august 2007LpCapitol€16.99

 

BeckOne foot in the grave [reissue with bonus tracks]Now reissued on the xl label. The album was originally released in 1994 on the k records label and came out pretty soon after his debut mellow gold. The album was recorded by calvin johnson in his dub narcotic studios. This is a much more stripped down almost folk like collection compared to mellow gold. The album also featured guest spots from members of built to spill, the spinanes and love as laughter. The album now comes repackaged with a massive 16 bonus tracks featuring 13 previously unreleased tracks and 3 from ultra rare 7 inch only releases. Features a really early version of its all in your mind which eventually appeared on the sea change album in 2002. Comes in a card digipack sleeve. June 2009CdXl€14.99

 

Bird, wallisNew bootsThe second album from irish born singer songwriter wallis bird and the follow up to spoons from 2007. The album is released through irish based indie label rubyworks. The album was recorded in various locations including a rural studio in germany, her current home london and back in her parents house in ireland. Rumour has it she even used her family for backing vocals on some tracks. The album features a perfectly catchy blend of fuzzy indie rock and rootsy rock sounds with lots of intimate more folk like moments popping up from time to time. The album has a lovely breezy almost pop like vibe about it albeit with plenty of fuzzy guitars and birds delicious husky voice giving it a lovely raw edge. Comes in a lovely three part fold out card sleeve. July 2009CdRubyworks€12.99

 

Black lips200 million thousandThe return of this totally rocking garage rock outfit from atlanta. The album features the recent single short fuse. These guys have a bit of everything from sixties garage rock to the early punk sounds of the stooges to the pure blues rock of the early rolling stones sound. Its a totally raw garage sound with lots of scuzzy guitar sounds, snotty punk rock attitude and primal drum beats. Its one of those rare but perfectly shambolic albums and a sound that really only works for garage rock. These guys truly are one of the finest garage rock bands around at the moment. April 2009CdVice€11.99

 

Blue brazilVolume three [blue note in a latin groove]Compiled by mark taylor and featuring a real treasure trove of rare and hard to find latin american grooves. Features 21 cuts of classic bossa nova jazz sounds. Features taiguara, formula 7, neisinho o sua orquestra, claudia, elza soares and roberto ribeiro, wilson simonal, monsueto, leny andrade, luiz gonzaga jnr, som imaginario, golden boys, milton banana trio, wanderlea, anilo caymmi, egberto gismonte, os borges and marcos valle. 2000CdBlue note€9.99

 

Bon iverFor emma forever ago [special offer, normally retails at €18.99]Bon iver is songwriter justin vernon and this is his debut release on 4ad. The album was recorded in total isolation in a cabin in wisconsin and you can really feel the intimate and at times almost wintery atmosphere. Its a beautiful collection of simple lo fi folk ballads but his voice gives the album a totally soulful feel. Its got a similar rustic quality to early bonnie prince billy, songs ohia or phosphorescent buts it the voice that makes if differ from all of the above. Vernon makes superb use of multilayered vocals making it sound like the beach boys doing acoustic gospel music. This is one of those rare slow building quiet gems that takes a few listens to really discover its true beauty. May 2008Cd4ad€12.99

 

Bon iverFor emma forever ago [special offer, normally retails at €20.99]Bon iver is songwriter justin vernon and this is his debut release on 4ad. The album was recorded in total isolation in a cabin in wisconsin and you can really feel the intimate and at times almost wintery atmosphere. Its a beautiful collection of simple lo fi folk ballads but his voice gives the album a totally soulful feel. Its got a similar rustic quality to early bonnie prince billy, songs ohia or phosphorescent buts it the voice that makes if differ from all of the above. Vernon makes superb use of multilayered vocals making it sound like the beach boys doing acoustic gospel music. This is one of those rare slow building quiet gems that takes a few listens to really discover its true beauty. May 2008Lp4ad€14.99

 

Bonnie prince billyAsk forgivenessThe mighty will oldham returns with a collection of seven covers and one brand new original track. He is one of the few artists that can get away with covering an r kelly song with such style. The album also features a version of country singer mikey newburys track i came to hear the music, the bjork track ive seen it all from the dancer in the dark soundtrack, the danzig track am i demon, folk legend phil ochs track my life, the gayle caldwell track cycles made famous by frank sinatra and finally the merle haggard track why i am. The album also features the very very talented meg baird and greg weeks from espers. December 2007CdDomino records€10.99

 

Bonnie prince billyBewareWill oldham is joined by the host of guests on this new collection including regulars josh abrams, jennifer hutt, emmett kelly and michael zerang. Special guests include dee alexander, leroy bach, jim becker, rober cruz, dv devincentis, jon langford, greg leisez, rob mazurek, nicole mitchell and azita youseffi. Oldham returns with another gem of darkly twisted country sounds as he seamlessly blends rustic underground country sounds with some much more lush almost nashville like vibes complete with pedal steel, strings and live brass. April 2009CdDomino€15.99

 

Bonnie prince billyIs it the sea [the irish and scottish tour]Features backing band harem scarem and glasgow based alex neilson. The album was actually recorded live in edinburgh by the bbc so the sound quality is as good as a live album gets really. The album features a collection of both old and new gems. Features minor place, love comes to me, bed is for sleeping, arise therefore, wolf among wolves, aint you wealth aint you wise, cursed sleep, molly bawn, birch ballad, new parter, is it the sea, my home is the sea and also master and everyone. October 2008CdDomino€13.99

 

Bonnie prince billyLie down in the lightWill oldham returns with a new collection of twelve brand new self penned tracks on the domino label. The album features long time members paul oldham and emmett kelly along with multi instrumentalist shahzad izmaily and ashley webber. This album is much more of a return to his earlier country and folk roots compared to some of the more recent collections. The album is full of traditional country roots sounds and is definitely a return to his more rustic roots again. Its much more of a stripped down sound harking back to the palace brothers and early will oldham albums featuring lots of acoustic guitar picking, slide guitar and piano. A real return to form from an exceptional songwriter. June 2008LpDomino€13.99

 

BowerbirdsUpper airAlbum number two from this roots and folk based two piece on the dead oceans label. The bowerbirds are a north carolina based two piece featuring phil moore and beth tacular. These guys kind of remind me of some of the more rustic sounds of bonnie prince billy, the slighly psyche folk rumblings of devendra banhart and the slightly more lush string led vibes of iron and wine. Its full of beautifully intimate rootsy folk sounds with a lovely kind of rustic feel about it featuring lots of strings and piano sounds. July 2009CdDead oceans€12.99

 

Brown, jamesRealityOriginally released on the polydor label back in 1974, features reality, funky president, further on up the road, check your body, dont fence me in, all for one, im broken hearted, the twist and who can i turn to, american import reissue on polygramLpPolygram€13.99

 

Callahan, billSometimes i wish we were an eagle [aka smog]The return of one of our all time favourites around here. This is the second album to be released under his own name after several long years recording under the smog moniker. Its pretty much a back to basics classic collection of dark hearted sounds from callahan with elements of both laid back folk and country roots. This album also sees the introduction of lots of lush strings and horn sounds giving it a somewhat more full slightly orchesral feel. A real intimate gem that long time fans will simply adore. April 2009LpDrag city€14.99

 

Camera obscuraMy maudlin career [special offer, normally retails at €17.99]The return of one of the finest indie pop acts to come out of glasgow in years and one of our all time favourite bands around here in road. The album features eleven orchestral soaked gems with lots of americana and country roots at their core. The old familiar indie pop motown vibe is still here aplenty too. The album was recorded in stockholm complete with full orchestra so there are swirling strings all over this one giving the album a much more full sound compared to previous outings. Its going to be one of those summer soundtrack albums whenever the sun starts to shine around here. Try to imagine an indie pop version of the supremes with added slide guitar and the odd laid back country moment. Pure underground pop bliss. April 2009Cd4ad€15.99

 

Cave singersWelcome joyThe cave singers return with their follow up to their debut invitation songs from 2008 with a brand new album on the matador label. The album features another rather blistering collection of songs blending psyche tinged folk rock and explosive fuzzed up indie rock sounds.its almost like some avant garde take on rootsy rock with lots of psychedelic tangents and heaps of american alt rock influences. This may all sound a bit strange but imagine a blend of later zeppelin, fleetwood mac, violent femmes, arcade fire and the pixies. Quirky and utterly addictive stuff yet again. August 2009CdMatador€13.99

 

Chapters, thePerfect strangerThe debut album from this dublin based outfit. Produced by ciaran bradshaw and beechpark and suite studios. Features the recent download only single videotapes. The album features some really catchy melodic alt rock sounds with a bit of soulful rock thrown in for good measure. Comes in a foldout card sleeve. June 2009Cd3u records€17.99

 

Cohen, leonardNew skin for the old ceremonyOriginally released way back in 1974 on the columbia label. Reissued on the sundazed label and pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Comes in the original sleeve and also features the original printed inner sleeve with lyric sheet. Features is this what you wanted, chelsea hotel #2, lover lover lover, field commander cohen, why dont you try, there is a war, a singer must die, i tried to leave you, who by fire, take this longing and leaving greensleeves. July 2009LpSundazed€18.99

 

Cohen, leonardSongs of leonard cohenThe songs of leonard cohen gets a much overdue reissue treatment by the sundazed label. Features suzanne, master song, winter lady, the stranger song, sisters of mercy, so long marianne, hey thats no way to say goodbye, stories of the street, teachers and one of us cannot be wrong. Produced by john simon. Comes in all the original artwork.LpSundazed€18.99

 

CornershopJudy sucks a lemon for breakfastYes indeed you are reading this correctly, cornershop are back with a brand new album and guess what, it sounds like they never went away. Its hard to believe its been seven years since we last heard from them with their album handcream for a generation and its twelve years since the classic brimful of asha single too. The album is simply packed with classic melodic quirky pop sounds, distinctly sounding like cornershop with minutes of the opening track hitting the stereo. If anything these guys have probably added a bit more rock action to their sound with hints of primal screams retro rock sound creeping into the mix from time to time. The break seems to have done them good as this sounds as fresh as anything they have done before. Comes in a card sleeve with foldout poster inner sleeve. August 2009CdAmple play€15.99

 

CrayonsmithWhite wonderThe second album from dublin based artist ciaran smith and his first for the out on a limb label. Smith is joined by ronan jackson and ruadhan o meara on this new on. Its another superb collection of fuzzed up lo fi indie rock sounds with lots of added electronic beats and some fine eighties pop like synth sounds. Imagine the likes of sebadoh and grandaddy on a slightly more pop like buzz. Its a really catchy infectious affair featuring some real singalong gems and some very cleverly written underground indie rock sounds. April 2008CdOut on a limb records€14.99

Crowley, adrianLong distance swimmerAlbum number four from this irish based songwriter now signed to the tin angel label. Features a guest spot from scottish songwriter james yorkston on the opening track bless our tiny hearts too. Comes in a lovely card digi pack sleeve with booklet featuring lyrics. December 2007CdTin angel records€13.99

 

Department of eaglesIn ear parkNew project featuring grizzly bear member daniel rossen. Daniel is backed by his friend fred nicolaus plus a bit of help from grizzly bear members chris taylor and chris bear. This is a really catchy and rather eccentric blend of acoustic pastoral pop and pure sunshine psyche pop. There are elements of the beach boys vocal harmonies, the looped repitition of animal collective and the eastern european folk of beirut. The album has a lovely loose kind of rambling feel about it sounding a little like an old fashioned campfire free improv jam all cup up and pasted back together randomly. Its one of those rare albums that really does get beter and better with each listen and should be a must for all fans of animal collective, grizzly bear, beirut and psychedelic pastoral folk. 2008Cd4ad€12.99

 

Depeche modeSounds of the universe [double vinyl with bonus cd]Brand new collection from depeche mode on the mute label. Depeche mode return with another collection of dark electro rock sounds produced again by ben hillier who also worked on previous album playing the angel. The sound on the album kind of returns to the more analog like sounds of their eighties albums with lots of retro like synth based sounds and the odd slice of pure electro pop. Limited edition double vinyl pressing on the mute label. Pressed on two slabs of heavyweight vinyl. Comes in a lovely lavish gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves featuring the stunning photography of anton corbijn. The album also comes packaged with the full album on cd inside the sleeve for free. May 20092lpMute€28.99

 

Dirty projectorsBitte orcaThe return of the dave longstreth fronted dirty projectors and their first new collection since their black flag covers album from 2007. Its an album of all original material and a somewhat more streamlined immediate sound too. This is an album of quirky sunshine pop sounds that may not particularly sound like either animal collective or grizzly bear but will definitely appeal to fans of both. Its psychedelic pop with hints of african guitar, hip hop beats, seventies soul, indie pop and pure prog pop. Its incredibly catchy and challenging at the same time with lots of soulful r n b like vocal sounds layered over fuzzy guitar breaks and disjointed almost jazz like drum patterns. You cant dance to it but you will be humming the songs all day long. Utterly addictive stuff and well worth a listen. June 2009CdDomino records€13.99

 

Dirty projectorsBitte orca [with bonus mp3 download]The return of the dave longstreth fronted dirty projectors and their first new collection since their black flag covers album from 2007. Its an album of all original material and a somewhat more streamlined immediate sound too. This is an album of quirky sunshine pop sounds that may not particularly sound like either animal collective or grizzly bear but will definitely appeal to fans of both. Its psychedelic pop with hints of african guitar, hip hop beats, seventies soul, indie pop and pure prog pop. Its incredibly catchy and challenging at the same time with lots of soulful r n b like vocal sounds layered over fuzzy guitar breaks and disjointed almost jazz like drum patterns. You cant dance to it but you will be humming the songs all day long. Utterly addictive stuff and well worth a listen. Limited edition 180 gram vinyl pressing in a gatefold sleeve. Comes with a bonus free mp3 download of all tracks. June 2009LpDomino records€15.99

 

Dylan, bobBob dylans greatest hitsOriginally issued in 1967 this greatest hits collects tracks from his first seven albums. Features only ten songs but each one is a pure gem from dylans early career, features blowin in the wind, like a rolling stone, rainy day woman, times they are a changin, it aint me babe, mr tambourine man, i want you, subteranean homesick blues, just like a woman and non album track positively fourth street. American import reissue on the columbia labelLpColumbia€16.99

 

Florence and the machineLungsThe debut album from florence welch on the island label. The album features a trio of producers with paul epworth, steve mackay and james ford from simian mobile disco all chipping in along the way. Its an album of truly kooky pop soujnds with plenty of fuzzed up indie rock influences. Imagine kate bush with a bit of the raw edge of early pj harvey, the kookiness of bjork and the piano led angry balladry of kate nash. Its got a bit of a sleazy kind of bluesy edge to it from time to time calling to mind some of the earlier white stripes albums. Comes in a card gatefold sleeve. July 2009LpMoshi moshi€21.99

 

Flying burrito brosThe gilded palace of sinThe truly legendary debut album from the flying burrito brothers and an album that spawned at least a thousand immitators, this was probably one of the originaly country rock albums at the time of its release in 1969, the band featured chris hillman, gram parsons, sneeky pete and chris ethridge, the album is now reissued on the 4 men with beards label and comes in the original artwork with those now legendary suits, features christines tune, sin city, do right woman, my uncle, wheels, juanita, hot burrito number one and two, do you know how it feels and hippie boy, october 2007Lp4 men with beards€19.99

 

Frames, theBurn the mapsThe fifth studio album featuring 12 brand new tracks, features the singles fake and finally, now comes in a limited cardboard outer sleeve, september 2004CdPlateau records€10.99

 

Frames, theFitzcarraldo11 track album from 1996, features revelate and monument, now at mid price, features revelate, angel at my table, fitzcaraldo, evergreen, in this boat together, say it to me now, monument, giving it all away, red chord, denounced and your face, on the ztt labelCdZtt€10.99

 

Gideon, joe and the sharkHarum scarumBrand new signing to the bronzerat label featuring former members of bikini atoll. The band are currently being touted by none other than nick cave as one of his favourite bands around at the moment and it doesnt take long to see what mr cave likes about these guys. There are elements of early birthday party about this collection of dirge like swampy blues sounds along with a hint of early psyche rock and sludge like southern rock. The album actually kind of reminds of the classic lift to experience album from a few years back. May 2009LpBronzerat€15.99

 

Gillespie, dizzyAt newportLive recording from the legendary newport jazz festival. The nine track set was recorded in july 1957. The album features the dizzy gillespie big band along with special guest spots from mary lou williams, benny golson and lee morgan. Produced by norman granz. Features dizzys blues, school days, doodlin, manteca, i remember clifford, cool breeze, zodiac suite, carioca and a night in tunisia. Comes in a three part foldout card sleeve with the original liner notes by bill simon inside. Reissued on the verve label in 2007CdVerve€9.99

 

GirlsHellhole ratraceThe debut release from girls on their own fantasy trashcan label. Limited to only 500 copies on 10 vinyl. The ep features hellhole ratrace along with solitude on the flip side. Its a real slow burning piece of oldschool shoegaze calling to mind a more subdued glasvegas with a bit of the slow country twang of mazzy star and the mellow fuzz of later jesus and mary chain. July 200910"Fantasy trashcan€7.50

 

GlasvegasGlasvegasFinally the debut album from glasvegas arrives after a couple of top notch singles so far. The album features the previous two singles geraldine and daddys gone along with their new single its my own cheating heart. Its a real blast of guitar heavy shoegazing rock with plenty of hints towards fellow scottish outfit the jesus and mary chain whilst also hinting at the pure wall of noise of the likes of my bloody valentine. They also throw in plenty of bass heavy angular post punk sounds and some very very catchy new wave influences. Its a real gem of high energy noise with plenty of melodic singalong moments too. November 2008CdColumbia€15.99

 

God help the girlGod help the girl [aka stuart murdoch from belle and sebastian]Brand new project fronted spearheaded by belle and sebastian frontman stuart murdoch. The album features a host of guest musicians including catherine ireton, asya from smoosh, neil hannon from the divine comedy and a 45 piece orchestra conducted by whitnail and i composer rick wentworth. The album features a truly infectious collection of uptempo sixties tinged folky pop sounds almost like a cross between belle and sebastian and camera obscura scored by the great van dyke parks. Its beautifully dramatic at times with bursts of lush strings and brass with just a hint of breezy laid back jazz from time to time. Its one of those perfect sunday morning albums. June 2009CdRough trade€15.99

 

God is an astronautFar from refugeThe third album from one of ireland finest post rock outfits around at the moment, these deal in some real euphoric uplifting post rock sounds with big huge washes of heavy synth sounds and thunderous distorted guitar riffs, falling somewhere between the heavy meandering post rock of the likes of mogwai or do make say think and the slighly more metal edged sounds of isis, these guys are not afraid to let loose at times with massive big cresendos of guitar driven instrumentals almost building up into a wall of sound white noise, a perfect blend between subtlety and explosive post rock, april 2007CdRevive records€17.99

 

Grizzly bearFriend epFeatures a collection of grizzly bear collaborations, reworkings and all new tracks, features guest appearences from the css, beirut, band of horses, deerhunter and the dirty projectors, the mini album opens up with the choral versoin of alligator with something calling to mind a slightly more avant garde take on the dramatic almost choral sounds of the likes of sufjan stevens, imagine the animal collective jamming with sufjan stevens and the beach boys, the ep also features new track he hit me, little brother electric version, shift alternate version, plans terrible vs nowhorse sounds edit, granny diner, the css covering knife, the band of horses covering plans, atlas sounds covering knife and deep blue sea daniel rossen home recording, november 2007CdWarp€9.99

 

Grizzly bearVeckatimestGrizzly bear return with a truly stunning new album on the warp label. These guys have been hinting at greatness for quite a while now but this new album reaches a whole new level altogether. The album really benefits for a truly lush production and the addition of big orchestral sounds. They are still a band that vocally remind me of the summer pop sounds of the beach boys but there the comparisons end. Featuring lots of quirky and infectiously catchy laid back pop songs with lots of electric piano and sixties like guitar sounds. Its one of those albums with some many layers that each listen delivers a totally different experience. If a bit of sixties tinged indie pop and four part vocal harmonies are your thing then this could be an early contender for album of the year. May 2009CdWarp€14.99

 

HalfsetAnother way of being there [special offer, normally retails at €17.99]Irish based outfit halfset return with their second album and the follow up to their dreamlike debut from 2005 dramanolog. The band features original members stephen shannon and jeff martin from the first album along with newcomers cillian mcdonnell and sinead nic gearailt. The album is another rather beautiful collection of lush and mellow late night electronica with hints of hypnotic post rock and modern classical sounds. Its a really beautiful meeting of live instruments and gentle electronica. There are elements of the intricate almost jazzy post rock of tortoise along with some slow building layered guitars ala my bloody valentine. The addition of live strings on the album adds a rather lush and beautiful new element to their sound creating moments bordering on the modern classical. October 20082cdCasino gravity€15.99

 

Harvey, pjA woman a man walked byLpIsland€21.99

 

Holy roman armyHow the light gets inThe debut album from this brother and sister two piece featuring chris and laura coffey. This pair are originally from county carlow and now base themselves here in dublin. The album features eleven slices of beautifully dreamlike electronic downbeat pop sounds and wouldnt sound out of place on labels like morr music or city centre offices. Its full of slow throbbing electronic beats, shoegaze like guitar effects and treated dreamlike vocal sounds. There are elements of the crunchy electronica of bands like boards of canada along with some hints of the cut and paste broken beats of early dj shadow or even four tet. Kind of reminds me a bit of lali puna or postal service with added chunky beats. Its perfect laid back electronic pop with plenty of twists and turns along the way. June 2009CdCollapsed adult records€12.99

 

IsisWavering radiantThe fourth full length studio album from isis. Produced by joe barresi who has worked with mammoth acts like tool, queens of the stoneage, melvins, kyuss and tool in the past. Adam jones from tool also guests on guitar on two tracks. These guys continue to baffle the critics with their strange prog rock metal hybrid sound with this album also taking a fair share of dream like post rock along the way. Whilst their roots are definitely in stoner metal isis drop lots of synth heavy prog influences during the long instrumental passages in their songs. With big thunderous metal riffs battling against dreamy shoegazing sounds they still continue to break the boundaries of what metal bands are allowed to do these days. May 2009CdConspiracy€17.99

 

Johnston, joshAsylum harbourJosh johnston is an irish based songwriter and all round multi instrumentalist. Johnston has studied popular music in the university of salford and has featured in the past as pianist for singer songwriter roesy. He has also played with kila, declan o rourke, stewart agnew, sj mcardle and noelie mcdonnell. He is now resident organist in the unitarian church here in dublin. This is his second solo album to date. The album features a blend of late night laid back pop sounds and jazzy alt rock sounds with lots of lush instrumentation and keyboard sounds. October 2008CdShandon records€14.99

 

Jonsi and alexRiceboy sleeps [limited edition double vinyl]Brand new side project fronted by sigur ros mainman jonsi along with graphic designer alex somers, he is the man who designed the artwork for the sigur ros album takk. The album features nine pieces of truly sublime mostly instrumental sounds which at times are almost borering on modern classical. Its full of swirling synth drone effects and shimmering guitar sounds with tons of lush strings courtesy of sigur ros collaborators amiina. It really is a rather beautiful collection of calming sounds with the kind of minimal ambience that sigur ros fans will adore from the first note. Its also an album that will definitely appeal to fans of the ambient sounds of the likes of brian eno and even to lovers of the touch label. The album is rather beautifully presented in a card gatefold sleeve with rounded corners and is pressed on two heavy slabs of vinyl. One of the most unusual looking sleeves of the year so far. July 20092lpEmi€28.99

 

Julian plentiJulian plenti is skyscraperJulian plenti is basically a new solo project from interpol frontman paul banks. Recorded in 2008 in brooklyn with the help of mike stroud from ratatat, sam fogarino also of interpol and striker manley from stiff jesus. It shouldnt really come as any great surprise to know that quite a lot of this album actually sounds rather like interpol albeit in a slightly more subdued stripped down mood. There are plenty of guitar heavy new wave moments in here but banks also takes the mood down a notch with a few piano led ballads almost calling to mind some of the later talk talk sounds. Try to imagine interpol without drums with little bits of added post rock elements and plenty of shimmering shoegaze like guitars. July 2009CdMatador€15.99

 

Julian plentiJulian plenti is skyscraper [180 gram vinyl]Julian plenti is basically a new solo project from interpol frontman paul banks. Recorded in 2008 in brooklyn with the help of mike stroud from ratatat, sam fogarino also of interpol and striker manley from stiff jesus. It shouldnt really come as any great surprise to know that quite a lot of this album actually sounds rather like interpol albeit in a slightly more subdued stripped down mood. There are plenty of guitar heavy new wave moments in here but banks also takes the mood down a notch with a few piano led ballads almost calling to mind some of the later talk talk sounds. Try to imagine interpol without drums with little bits of added post rock elements and plenty of shimmering shoegaze like guitars. Limited edition 180 gram vinyl pressing in a heavy card gatefold sleeve. July 2009LpMatador€19.99

 

Kitt, davidThe nightsaverThe return of one of our all time favourite irish artists. Mr kitt sounds like he has gone right back to his two early albums on this new collection featuring a classic stripped down sound complete with programmed beats, chunky keyboards and plenty of hazy hypnotic pop songs. Recorded mostly at home the album has the old familiar intimate kind of bedroom pop feel about it that made us fall in love with his music in the first place. Features ten of his finest songs full of infectious grooves. 2009CdGold spillin records€17.99

 

La rouxLa rouxThe mercury music prize nominated debut album from la roux. Features the singles bulletproof, quicksand and in for the kill. A collection of pulsating retro yet modern electro pop sounds with a bit of everything from eighties electro pop to the more soulful sounds of prince. Its very much a modern pop record, albeit in a very clever way, full of infectiously catchy songs that have a knack of just sticking in your head all day long. 2009CdPolydor€18.99

 

Legion of twoRiffsBrand new project fronted by the former decal member alan o boyle and joined by irish based percussionist david lacey. This is an album of both haunting and dreamlike sounds with hints of early godflesh mingling with some lovely ambient shoegazing like vibes. At times it kind of reminds me of a slightly heavier take on the likes of jesu. Sounding like the most evil doom rock transferred to fuzzy analog synths with lots of dreamy shimmering guitar effects. The odd track even delves into some trance like mix of doom rock and synthy prog with some truly evil bass sounds. Its all quite hypnotic and almost dubby when put together featuring the perfect battle between live drums and heavily processed electronic sounds. This is a truly superb collection from two very forward thinking musicians. July 2009CdPlanet mu€13.99

 

Magnolia electric coJosephineMagnolia electric company are fronted by american born singer songwriter jason molina who also recorded under the name of songs ohia. The album was recorded late last year in chicago with steve albini behind the control desk. This is amazingly his 16th album for the secretly canadian label and his fifth in total as magnolia electric co. This man has long been one of our favourite modern american songwriters and this collection of rootsy country and americana rates right up there with his best material. Its very much a full band effort throughout with molina supported by a fine cast of musicians. The album features some really beautiful laid back country ballads complete with pedal steel guitar and led by molinas perfect nashville tinged vocal delivery. This is definitely an album that will appeal to both lovers of older traditional country and modern americana at the same time. You will find it hard to track down a better country roots album this year. July 2009CdSecretly canadian€12.99

 

Magnolia electric coJosephine [with bonus mp3 download]Magnolia electric company are fronted by american born singer songwriter jason molina who also recorded under the name of songs ohia. The album was recorded late last year in chicago with steve albini behind the control desk. This is amazingly his 16th album for the secretly canadian label and his fifth in total as magnolia electric co. This man has long been one of our favourite modern american songwriters and this collection of rootsy country and americana rates right up there with his best material. Its very much a full band effort throughout with molina supported by a fine cast of musicians. The album features some really beautiful laid back country ballads complete with pedal steel guitar and led by molinas perfect nashville tinged vocal delivery. This is definitely an album that will appeal to both lovers of older traditional country and modern americana at the same time. You will find it hard to track down a better country roots album this year. The album comes with a bonus mp3 download of all tracks. July 2009LpSecretly canadian€13.99

 

Mccombs, cassCatacombsBaltimore based singer songwriter cass mccombs returns with a stunning new collection on the domino label. Following in from his rather beautiful dropping the writ album from 2008 this is another exceptional collection of superbly crafted laid back alt rock songs. Mccombs is both an astute lyric writter and classy guitar picker. The album has a kind of rootsy feel about it without delving too deep into either country or folk. Quite simply the eleven tracks included are faultless from start to finish both lyrically and in particular with his sublime guitar playing. The album has a somewhat bright kind of breezy feel about it featuring a beautifully sparse production which just allows the songs to speak for themselves. Do your record collection a favour and include this album in it. June 2009CdDomino€13.99

 

MetersLook ka py pyThe second album from art nevilles new orleans soul funk outfit originally released in 1970, these used to work as backing band for allen toussaint who also produced this album for them, 12 track album in the original sleeve, the band features art neville, leo nocentelli, george porter and joseph modeliste, reissue on the josie labelLpJosie records€13.99

Monk, theloniousMisteriosoReleased in 1958 this was monks eight album for riverside. The cuts were taken from the same five spot club recordings from august of that year that also yielded the thelonious in action album. Features nutty, blues five spot, lets cool one, in walked bud, just a gigolo and misterioso. This new cd version also comes with an additional two bonus tracks featuring round midnight and evidence. Digitally remastered by joe tarantino at fantasy studiosCdRiverside€9.99

 

Monk, theloniousMisteriosoReleased in 1958 this was monks eight album for riverside, the cuts were taken from the same five spot club recordings from august of that year that also yielded the thelonious in action features nutty, there are re workings of five of his earlier compoistions, one of which is unaccompanied and one new piece, they are nutty, blues five spot, lets cool one, in walked bud, just a gigolo and misteriosoLpFantasy inc€12.99

 

MountainsChoral [comes with a free bonus mp3 download coupon]The first release from koen holtkamp and brendon anderegg aka mountains for the thrill jockey label. The band have previously released one album on the catsup plate label. The album features six long slices of shimmering drone based ambient sounds blending sparse avant garde folk sounds with some kind of hybrid krautrock rock minimalism. Its an album that fans of the brittle drone sounds of labels like kranky will fall in love with instantly. There is some really hauntingly beatiful john fahey like guitar passages interspersed with glitchy found sounds and watery sound effects. A superbly original take on modern avant garde drone folk. Also comes with a free download coupon.may 2009LpThrill jockey€13.99

 

My bloody valentineIsnt anythingHeavy vinyl repressing featuring the original artwork and mastered from the original tapes, originally released in 1988 on the creation label, features soft as snow, lose my breath, cupid come, youre still in a dream, no more sorry, all i need, feed me with your kiss, sueisfine, several girls galore, you never should, nothing more to lose and i can see it, comes in a gatefold sleeve, august 2003LpPlain recordings€19.99

 

New orderBrotherhood [180 gram vinyl with bonus mp3 download]Originally released on the factory label back in 1985. Now reissued on the rhino label on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl with all the original artwork, including printed inner sleeve. An album pretty much split into two distinctive sides, the guitars on one side and the synth pop on the second. Features paradise, weirdo, as it is when it was, broken promise, way of life, bizarre love triangle, all day long, angel dust, every little counts and state of the nation. The album now also comes with a bonus mp3 download of all tracks featured. August 2009LpRhino€20.99

 

New orderLow life [180 gram vinyl with bonus mp3 download]New orders third album from 1985, originally released on the legendary factory label. The album now comes reissued on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl and features a bonus mp3 download coupon. Features the single the perfect kiss along with love vigalantes, this time of night, sunrise, elegia, sooner than you think, subculture and face up. August 2009LpRhino€20.99

 

New orderMovement [180 gram vinyl with bonus mp3 download]New orders debut album from way back in 1981. Originally released on factory records, it was their first album after the death of ian curtis and the demise of joy division. Produced by the ever reliable martin hannett. Features dreams never end, truth, senses, chosen time, icb, the him, doubts even here and denial. The album has now been reissued by the rhino label and comes pressed on 180 gram vinyl. Features all the original artwork including printed inner sleeve. The album also now comes with a bonus mp3 download of all tracks featured. August 2009LpRhino€20.99

 

New orderPower corruption and lies [180 gram vinyl with bonus mp3 coupon]New orders second album originally from the factory label way back in 1983. The album was released around the same time as their massive hit single blue monday and of course new order being as difficult a band as has ever existed the album didnt feature the single. Having said that it still stands up for me as one of their finest records to date. Features your silent face, ultraviolence, ecstacy, leave me alone, age of consent, we all stand, the village and 586. Comes pressed on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl on the rhino label. Also with a bonus mp3 download coupon. August 2009LpRhino€20.99

 

New orderTechnique [180 gram vinyl]Originally released in 1989 and was an album that divided many long time fans. The band went to ibiza and recorded what was to be one of their most electronic, dare i say dance orientated, albums to date. Features fine time, all the way, love less, round and round, guilty partner, run, mr disco, vanishing point and dream attack. Now reissued on the rhino label on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl. Comes with a bonus mp3 download of all tracks too. August 2009LpRhino€20.99

 

ObitsI blame youBrand new project on the sub pop label fronted by ex hot snakes and drive by jehu mainman rick froberg. The band also features sohrab habibion from edsel, greg simpson and scott gursky from shortstack. The album features a damn fine collection of scuzzy garage rock, snotty punk, early grunge, psyche rock, new wave and classic southern rock vibes. Its a real blast of guitar heavy rock sounds deeply rooted in the sounds of classic american rock going right back to the sixties and taking in a bit of every era up to the nineties. Fans of frobergs previous two bands will not be disappointed with this new project. April 2009CdSub pop€17.99

 

OneidaRated o [triple vinyl with bonus mp3 download]New york based psyche rock outfit return with the second part of their truly awesome thank you parents triptych of releases. The first part the experimental preteen weaponry came out last year on the jag jaguwar label also. This album is a veritable trip through the many different forms of psyche and space rock with so many twists and turns along the way its hard to keep up. The album rather strangely opens up with a slice of pounding scuzzed up techno coming across like the bug with fuzzed up guitars. The following few tracks are simply some of the most sublime kind of stoner psyche rock you are likely to hear all year, dare i say sounding like early hawkwind on even stronger drugs. Its full of pounding almost tribal like drum sounds, scuzzy analog synths and totally fuzzed to the max guitars. Thats just the first of 3 lps now. The second lp is much more straight ahead pounding krautrock like influenced psychedelic rock with more emphasis on the guitar led side of things with lots of heavy stoner rock tangents. The last of the three lps features some truly epic psychedelic rock sounds packed with hypnotic wailing guitars doing battle with squelchy analog synths. This truly is one hell of a mind blowing aural experience, maybe not to everybodys taste but if you want to head off on a totally psychedelic noise experience for an hour or two then you wont find better than oneida for meeting your needs. The album comes pressed on three slabs of vinyl, packaged in a lovely three part foldout sleeve and features mp3 downloads of all tracks. July 20093lpJag jaguwar€25.99

 

Pains of being pure at heartPains of being pure at heartThe debut album from this four piece indie pop outfit on the fortuna pop label. There is no one better than the fortuna pop label at keeping the true authentic spirit of jangly indie guitar pop alive these days. This is an album that takes in elements of pretty much every classic band from the late eighties and early nineties. Its almost plays like a greatest hits of sounds made famous on the legendary c86 cassette release from years back. Get a great big melting pot and add the pastels, my bloody valentine, the jesus and mary chain, the shop assistants, the mighty lemon drops, the wedding present, early teenage fanclub and you have one of the finest collections of retro indie pop i have heard in quite some time. The album owes a lot to the former sounds of indie pop but really when it sounds this good who actually cares. I guarantee you if you are a fan of this old indie pop sound you will fall in love with this one within second of hearing the first jangly guitar chord. July 2009CdFortuna pop€18.99

 

Pink floydDark side of the moon [30th anniversary edition]Now back in print again, this version was originally reissued in 2003 to celebrate the 30 anniversary of its original release. The album comes pressed on a heavy slab of virgin vinyl and comes in the truly iconic gatefold sleeve. Its pretty much an exact replica of the original release complete with two colour stickers and three huge full colour foldout posters inside the sleeve. Even after all these years this is still one of those albums that regularly shows up on people top tens of all time. Features speak to me, breathe, on the run, time, the great gig in the sky, money, us and them, any colour you like, brain damage and eclipse.LpEmi€21.99

 

Pink mountaintopsOutside loveCanadian based stephen mcbean from black mountain returns with his third album under the pink mountaintops alias. The album also features guest spots from a host of local musicians including memebers of godspeed you black emperor, jesse sykes and the sweet hereafter, jackie o motherfucker and his own band black mountain. The album features a selection of slow core scuzzy indie rock sounds coming across like a much heavier rootsy rock version of low with the wall of sound production of phil spector. A perfectly sombre affair with plenty of noisy guitars. Imagine the jesus and mary chain, low and mazzy star all jamming together. May 2009CdJag jaguwar€12.99

 

RanMini albumSix track mini album featuring cluster, ailment, eats shoots and leaves, almost crisis, nebuchednezzar and johnnys theme. Ran are an new irish based four piece featuring johnny heffernan, mark o brien, stephen hughes and sean higgins. The album features a blend of old school post hardcore, grunge rock and melodic punk rock sounds. Imagine nirvana and fugazi jamming together with a slightly more melodic edge to it. August 2009CdNeck deep€6.99

 

Roberts, alasdairSpoilsAppendix out frontman returns with a superb new collection on the drag city label. Roberts has enlisted fellow appencix out members tom crossly and gareth eggie to assist on the album along with baroque guitarist gordon ferries, percussionist alex nielson, niko matti ahti from finnish outfit kiila and concerto calendonia members david mcguinness and alison mcgillivray. Its an album of beautifully intimate and rustic folk songs with lots of traditional instrumentation. Fans of the fence collective label or the likes of king creosote, bonnie prince and james yorkston will simply adore this one. May 2009CdDrag city€13.99

 

Roedelius, hans joachimDurch die wusteThe debut solo recording from roedelius, originally released on sky records way back in 1978. Roedelius was one of the founding members of the legendary krautrock outfit cluster aswell of being a member of harmonia with fellow cluster member moebius and michael rother from can. The album features six beautifully mellow ambient electronic pieces. Along with roedelius the ablum also features conrad plank, joso christo and moebius.LpBureau b€19.99

 

SlintGlenn and rhodaThis was to be slints final release in their short career, a two track ep featuring a new version of rhoda from their tweez album plus a new track glenn, originally released in 1994, abrasive instrumental post rock sounds, 1994CdTouch and go€8.99

 

Soap and skinLovetune for vacuumSoap and skin is the work of one very talented 18 year old austrian artist by the name of anja plaschg and this here is her damn fine and rather kooky debut album. At times the album is kind of like a dark goth tinged take on the dramatic sounds of antony and the johnsons with some added old time german cabaret vibes. In other places she kind of reminds me of a slightly darker kate bush blended with the haunting ethereal sounds of marissa nadler. The album is full of lots of dramtic mostly piano led ballads with plenty of subtle electronic trickery added in deep in the mix. A beautifully quirky debut. May 2009LpPias€15.99

 

Sonic youthDirtyCdGeffen€13.99

 

Sonic youthSisterCdGeffen€13.99

 

Sonic youthThe eternalHaving spent years on the geffen label sonic youth return to their indie roots with a new album for the matador label. Produced by john agnello and now featuring ex pavement bass player mark ibold. The album also features artwork by the late great guitarist john fahey. This is definitely an album that will bring much joy to fans of goo and dirty period sonic youth. Its very much a collection of shorter more immediate tracks featuring a host of uptempo grunge like avant rock sounds. To me sonic youth have always been a band with two very distinctive sounds with their earlier albums featuring lots of long rambling avant rock and their later material featuring a more immediate rock sound. The closing ten minute track is the only thing to evoke the sounds of evol or sister whilst the majority of the rest of the album is sonic youth at their grunge rock best. Its a sound very distinctive to sonic youth and within seconds of the opening track you know exactly who you are listening to. They may be getting on in years but when it comes to cutting edge alternative american rock there are not many people that can do it aswell as sonic youth. Its easily up there with goo or dirty as classic sonic youth. Pressed on two slabs of heavyweight 180 gram vinyl and comes in an ultra heavy card gatefold sleeve. June 20092lpMatador€21.99

 

Sonic youthThe eternalHaving spent years on the geffen label sonic youth return to their indie roots with a new album for the matador label. Produced by john agnello and now featuring ex pavement bass player mark ibold. The album also features artwork by the late great guitarist john fahey. This is definitely an album that will bring much joy to fans of goo and dirty period sonic youth. Its very much a collection of shorter more immediate tracks featuring a host of uptempo grunge like avant rock sounds. To me sonic youth have always been a band with two very distinctive sounds with their earlier albums featuring lots of long rambling avant rock and their later material featuring a more immediate rock sound. The closing ten minute track is the only thing to evoke the sounds of evol or sister whilst the majority of the rest of the album is sonic youth at their grunge rock best. Its a sound very distinctive to sonic youth and within seconds of the opening track you know exactly who you are listening to. They may be getting on in years but when it comes to cutting edge alternative american rock there are not many people that can do it aswell as sonic youth. Its easily up there with goo or dirty as classic sonic youth. Comes in a card gatefold sleeve. June 2009CdMatador€13.99

 

St vincentActorSt vincent is annie clark from tulsa and along with being a member of the polyphonic spree in the past she is also a member of sufjan stevens touring band, this is her second solo album under the st vincent moniker and her first for the 4ad label. Her band on this album features guest spots from mckenzie smith and paul alexander from midlake. The album is another super collection of kooky off kilter indie pop sounds with hints of bjork, kate bush, chamber pop, scuzzy indie rock, piano led ballads and string led cinematic sounds. The album features lots of orchestral backing tracks as clark then weaves her multitracked voice in and out with totally dramatic effect. Its one of those rare little gems that just impossible to pigeonhole into any particular genre so take my advice and have a listen. May 2009Cd4ad€15.99

 

St vincentActorSt vincent is annie clark from tulsa and along with being a member of the polyphonic spree in the past she is also a member of sufjan stevens touring band, this is her second solo album under the st vincent moniker and her first for the 4ad label. Her band on this album features guest spots from mckenzie smith and paul alexander from midlake. The album is another super collection of kooky off kilter indie pop sounds with hints of bjork, kate bush, chamber pop, scuzzy indie rock, piano led ballads and string led cinematic sounds. The album features lots of orchestral backing tracks as clark then weaves her multitracked voice in and out with totally dramatic effect. Its one of those rare little gems that just impossible to pigeonhole into any particular genre so take my advice and have a listen. May 2009Lp4ad€18.99

 

Sun raArt forms of dimensions tomorrow [featuring the solar arkestra]Originally released in 1965 on his own saturn label. The band features john gilmore, marshall allen, pat patrick, ronnie boykins, clifford jarvis, ali hassan, jimhmi johnson, clifford thornton, john ore, scoby stroman and manny smith. The ablum features cluster of galaxies, ankh, solar drums, the outer heavens, infinitiy of the universe, lights on a satellite and kosmos in blue. The album is now pressed on 180 gram vinyl and features all the original artwork.LpSaturn records€15.99

 

Teeth mountainTeeth mountainLpShdwply records€13.99

 

TortoiseBeacons of ancestorship [with bonus mp3 download]Tortoise return with their sixth full length studio album and their first release of new material in five years. The album kind of fits snuggly between the early post rock sounds of the first two albums and the more electronic based funked up sounds of tnt. Its an album bristling with funky krautrock vibes and even sees tortoise dipping their toes into the wobbly bass world of dubstep on a couple of tracks. Its one of the more uptempo beat driven tortoise albums in quite a while with john mecntire providing the backbone of funky jazz like live drums. A couple of tracks even strike as some modern take on the early seventies funk sound with lots of chunky organ sounds making an appearence. Theres even a morricone like slide guitar led tune. I have to say its been well worth the wait. The album is pressed on heavyweight 180g virgin vinyl and also comes with a free mp3 download coupon. Comes in a lovely old school heavy card gatefold sleeve too. June 2009LpThrill jockey€15.99

 

Walker, scottScott 4Walkers fourth solo album from 1969 is given the perfect reissue treatment from the 4 men with beards label and features the original album artwork. This was walkers first solo album to feature entirely original material. Features seventh seal, on your own again, the worlds strongest man, angels of ashes, boy child, hero of the world, the old mans back again, duchess, get behind me and rhymes of goodbye. April 2008Lp4 men with beards€18.99

 

Were gonna change the worldThe sixties chicago garage sound of quill recordsShort lived chicago based label formed by pete wright.LpSundazed€18.99

 

Willard grant conspiracyPaper covers stoneWillard grant conspiracy return to the loose label with their ninth full length album. The band were set a task by their label to head off into the wilderness and record a sparse album featuring new versions of older tunes and some newer tracks. The band duly obliged and found a repurposed barn, equipped with some old seventies recording desks and proceeded to play pretty much entirely live to tape. The end result is one of their most sparse and desolate collections to date, featuring no drums its almost like a solo rob fisher performance at times. These guys are probably one of the finest outfits in the goth like americana genre and to be honest the technique used to record this album just suits them so much. Its about as dark and intimate as americana can get. Comes in a really lovely printed card sleeve. August 2009CdLoose€13.99

 

Wooden shjipsDosAwesome new collection of psychedelic rock sounds from wooden shjips on the holy mountain label. This is one of those rare timeless collections that sounds like it could have been made at any stage in the last 30 years or so. This band take some of the finest rock ingredients and mash them all up into their own very distinctive sounds. Krautrock fans will love this one for its hypnotic grooves, psyche rock fans will love the swirling guitar sound effects, stoner rock fans will find plenty in here to keep them happy and lovers of the drug induced fuzzed up space rock of the likes of spacemen 3 will instantly fall in love. Features five lengthy guitar and synth heavy slices of pure sludge. One of the finest psyche rock releases of the year so far. May 2009CdHoly mountain€16.99

 

Yorkston, james & the big eyes family playersFolk songsScottish folk singer james yorkston teams up with the bit eyes family players again for a new collection of traditional folk songs. Features a collection of traditional brittish and irish folk tunes along with one track from galicia in spain. The album features a perfectly intimate and laid back collection of mainly acoustic based sounds. We all know yorkston has a great love for traditional folk music, right back to his early days with the fence collective, so its no surprise these songs are treated with such great love and respect. The songs sound more like stories put to music which is the great tradition of older folk music. August 2009CdDomino€12.99

 

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R.E.M.’s “Live at the Olympia” limited edition box set

From Dublin to DC: Furnace MFG Completes Pressing of R.E.M.'s "Live at the Olympia" Vinyl Record Box Set

"Live at the Olympia" features 39 songs R.E.M recorded at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. In addition to the four LPs pressed by Furnace MFG, this limited-edition box set also includes two CDs and an hour-long DVD performance documentary of five nights of live rehearsals titled "This Is Not A Show."

Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) October 21, 2009 — For five nights in July 2007, R.E.M. performed and recorded a series of working rehearsals at the famed Olympia Theater in Dublin, Ireland in front of passionate, capacity crowds. New material was tested at these working concerts, some of which would eventually end up on their album "Accelerate." Thirty-nine songs were selected to form the tracks included of the box set "Live at the Olympia."

The live rehearsals were filmed by Vincent Moon and turned into an hour-long performance documentary featuring live concert footage from all five nights of the rehearsals. The documentary is also airing in select venues for a one-night-only sneak preview screening to coincide with the release of the box set.

 

Warner Bros selected Furnace MFG for this special project, and the records were pressed at Furnace's German partner – Pallas Group Worldwide. Pallas has a long history of extremely high-quality vinyl pressing and is considered the plant of choice for many audiophile record labels throughout the world.

The limited edition box set includes 4 LP records in gatefold sleeves, 2 CDs, a DVD, a 24" x 36" tour poster as well essay notes from Peter Buck on each of the 39 songs. All of these components are housed in a sturdy slipcase to protect and display the collection.

"Furnace MFG has a strong reputation for special edition, multiple component vinyl packaging," says Manish Naik, Furnace MFG's COO. "With our exclusive partnerships with world-class vinyl pressing plants and our experience in exacting and difficult assembly and configuration, more and more customers are turning to Furnace MFG for one of a kind projects."

R.E.M.'s "Live at the Olympia" limited edition box set will be released on October 27, 2009 and is available for pre-order at http://www.remdublin.com

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Vinyl Jam records in UK

"Kino" in Vinyl Junkies, London

Dear fellows!
Finally our last album hits a shelf of Vinyl Junkies store (SOHO, London)

It is a very special place for us. Jean-Paul, who runs this outlet is a world-
renown DJ by himself and he is with Vinyl jam records since day one.
Now all our releases are available here.
some other places in the same town, when our stuff can be found:
Juno records
Amazon
Piccadilly records , Fat city (Manchester, seems to be out of stock though)
etc.
Happy digging! Support analogue, there is not much left…..