Road Records Mailout 26 June 2008

Welcome to this weeks Road Records newsletter.

Here’s a few of our highlights from this weeks list for you

–          We have some rather tasty older vinyl reissues this including albums from Fontella Bass, John Cale, Marie Lyons, Metallica, John Coltrane, James Elmore, The Scientist, Sam Cooke, Rotary Connection and many more

–          The new Fleet Foxes album is now in stock and its on special offer for only €15.99

–          The Morr Music label are back with two new albums this week featuring Electric President and also Borko.

–          Bottomless Pit comes highly recommended if you were a fan of either Silkworm or Seam, the band features members of both outfits.

–          The new Guapo album will knock your post rock socks off.

–          The new High Places album on Thrill Jockey is on special offer for only €10.99

–          Neurosis are obviously on a break at the moment as we have two different solo albums from members out this week.

–          Explosive Japanese post rock outfit Lite get our pick of the week this week with their new album “Phantasia” on the Irish based label Transduction Records.

–          Robin Saville (of Isan fame) has a new solo album out this week on Static Caravan

–         Sigur Ros are back with a superb new album this week, cd only for the moment, hopefully they will do a vinyl version soon.

–         The rather superb new White Denim album is on special offer this week for only €16.50 on vinyl and €13.99 on cd

–         The Jape album is finally in stock on vinyl now.

–         Leila has a wonderful new single out this week on the Warp label.

Have yourself a great weekend and we will talk to you next week.

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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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Lite-Phantasia-The second full length album from this instrumenatl post rock outfit to be released on the irish based transduction label. Lite are a rather explosive guitar heavy five piece outfit from japan. When albums like these come along every now and then it reminds me just how damn good post rock really can be. Its got plenty of the motorik drums and bass of the likes of shellac blended with the pure intricacy of our very own redneck manifesto. Its an album of pure explosive energy as three guitars interplay with each other whilst the drums and bass take you off on a journey of thunderous math rock. Amongst all this fuzzed up noise there are plenty of more mellow intimate moments calling to mind the almost jazzy like instrumental sounds of bands like tortoise or even early karate. Basically if you like your old school post rock ala bands like shellac, mogwai, redneck manifesto or don caballero then this will quite rapidly become one of your top ten albums. June 2008-Cd-Transduction-€11.99

Lite-Phantasia-The second full length album from this instrumenatl post rock outfit to be released on the irish based transduction label. Lite are a rather explosive guitar heavy five piece outfit from japan. When albums like these come along every now and then it reminds me just how damn good post rock really can be. Its got plenty of the motorik drums and bass of the likes of shellac blended with the pure intricacy of our very own redneck manifesto. Its an album of pure explosive energy as three guitars interplay with each other whilst the drums and bass take you off on a journey of thunderous math rock. Amongst all this fuzzed up noise there are plenty of more mellow intimate moments calling to mind the almost jazzy like instrumental sounds of bands like tortoise or even early karate. Basically if you like your old school post rock ala bands like shellac, mogwai, redneck manifesto or don caballero then this will quite rapidly become one of your top ten albums. June 2008-Lp-Transduction-€11.99

Shearwater-Rook [special offer, normally retails at €21.99]-Finally shearwater follow up their stunning palo santo album with a new collection on the matador label. The album pretty much takes off where palo santo left us with lots of spacial americana sounds blended with the sombre minimalism of either talk talk or even some later radiohead. You can also hear little bits of sparklehorse and sixteen horsepower in here. If anything this is an even more intimate collection with big expansive passages of lush americana meeting some beautifully haunting alt rock sounds. Vocally the album kind of reminds me of antony hegarty meets thom yorke with lots of high pitched melodic emotion. Limited edition 180 gram vinyl pressing which comes in a heavy card gatefold sleeve. The album also comes with a bonus mp3 coupon for a free downloand of the entire album. June 2008-Lp-Matador-€17.50

White denim-Workout holiday [special offer, normally retails at €18.99]-The debut album from this texan trio on the full time hobby label. The album features some brand new versions of tracks from two previously released tour eps which were only available at their live shows. This is an album of quite blistering old style garage rock sounds with heaps of wah wah led rock n soul, funk and american alt rock. At times they kind of remind me of a more gritty underground take on the likes of the mc5 or the rolling stones. This is much more than just sixties garage rock though as the band inject tons of jerky bass heavy new wave and no wave sounds into the mix reminiscent of maybe gang of four or magazine on totally sixties buzz. It really is wonderfully inventive stuff. Pressed on heavy 180 gram vinyl and comes in a big heavy gatefold sleeve. June 2008-Lp-Full time hobby-€16.50

White denim-Workout holiday limited edition digi pack sleeve [special offer, normally retails at €16.99]-The debut album from this texan trio on the full time hobby label. The album features some brand new versions of tracks from two previously released tour eps which were only available at their live shows. This is an album of quite blistering old style garage rock sounds with heaps of wah wah led rock n soul, funk and american alt rock. At times they kind of remind me of a more gritty underground take on the likes of the mc5 or the rolling stones. This is much more than just sixties garage rock though as the band inject tons of jerky bass heavy new wave and no wave sounds into the mix reminiscent of maybe gang of four or magazine on totally sixties buzz. It really is wonderfully inventive stuff. This version comes in a limited edition heavy card gatefold sleeve. June 2008-Cd-Full time hobby-€13.99

Young gods-Knock on wood [special offer, normally retails at €16.99]-The first ever acoustic album from the young gods. The album features eleven specially recorded acoustic versions of some old gems from the young gods along with the odd surprise including a cover of the richie havens woodstock classic track freedom. The package is completed with a bonus dvd featuring live at moods which is a live recording from zurich on december 18th 2006. Comes in a lovely foldout card gatefold sleeve with foldout poster inside. June 2008-2cd-Pias-€13.99

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Album Of The Month
Every month we are going to pick an album that we think everyone should have in their collection, then go to our suppliers and get a big discount for you all, hope you like our choice –

http://www.roadrecs.com/stock/shopping.php3?action=10&start=1&category=3.%20ALBUM%20OF%20THE%20MONTH

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Bonnie prince billy-Lie down in the light-Will 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 2008-Domino-Lp-€15.99

Bonnie prince billy-Lie down in the light [special offer, normally retails at €18.99]-Will 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 2008-Domino-Cd-€13.99

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New In This Week
New in stock items on sale at – http://www.roadrecs.com/stock/shopping.php3?start=1&action=1

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A storm of light-And we wept the black ocean within-The debut release from this new outfit featuring josh graham from neurosis. The band also features former swans stickman vincent signorelli. This is an album of thunderous doom rock with plenty of psychedelic and prog like touches. The album features the pure heavy doom sounds of his own band neurosis blended with some of the more prog elements of the likes of isis. Its very much an album of sabbath like riff action and if anything these guys slow everything down just a little more. June 2008-Cd-Neurot-€17.99

Bass, fontella-Free-Reissue 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.-Lp-Paula records-€13.99

Beep seals-Things that roar-The debut album from this manchester based quintet produced by none other than norman blake from teenage fanclub. The album is a really happy summery blast of psychedelic pop with hints of both the beach boys and later beatles about it. I can see why norman blake decided to work with the band as they do have moments of teenage fanclub like blissful pop about them with lots of intricate twangy guitar sounds. Try to imagine a more garage pop sounding byrds. June 2008-Cd-Heron recordings-€14.99

Borko-Celebrating life-The debut album on morr music from icelandic based artist bjorn kristiansson. This is a lovely album of intimate electronic pop sounds blended with hypnotic post rock elements. At times its almost like listening to a more uptempo mum the way he gently weaves electronic and live instruments. On top of this there are also some really beautiful tortoise like meandering post rock moments with lots of lovely live brass sounds. This is just perfect underground pop music. June 2008-Lp-Morr music-€18.99

Bottomless pit-Hammer of the gods-Bottomless pit were formed from the ashes of silkworm after the death of drummer michael dahlquist in 2005. The band features former silkworm members tim midgett and andy cohen along with chris manfrin from seam and brian orchard from point 22. This is an album of classic indie and american alt rock sounds. Its very much a guitar based album with lots of roaming solo action going on. The album actually reminds me of two of my all time favourite guitar bands featuring the laid back slacker rock of pavement and the alt rock rumblings of built to spill. Highly recommended if you like either of those outfits. June 2008-Cd-Comedy minus one-€13.99

Bottomless pit-Hammer of the gods [double vinyl with bonus cd]-Bottomless pit were formed from the ashes of silkworm after the death of drummer michael dahlquist in 2005. The band features former silkworm members tim midgett and andy cohen along with chris manfrin from seam and brian orchard from point 22. This is an album of classic indie and american alt rock sounds. Its very much a guitar based album with lots of roaming solo action going on. The album actually reminds me of two of my all time favourite guitar bands featuring the laid back slacker rock of pavement and the alt rock rumblings of built to spill. Highly recommended if you like either of those outfits. Limited edition double vinyl pressing which also features the full album on cd inside the sleeve. June 2008-2lp-Comedy minus one-€18.99

Cage the elephant-Cage the elephant-The debut album from this kentucky based outfit now on the relentless label. The album is a classic blast of old school rock n roll interspersed with lots of modern gritty post punk sounds. Imagine the rolling stones, primal scream and the arctic monkeys all jamming together. Features the singles in one ear and free love. Comes in a card digi pack sleeve. June 2008-Cd-Relentless-€15.99

Cale, john-Fear-Originally released in 1974 this was the former velvet underground mans fifth solo album. The album sees him working with roxy music members andy mackay, phil manzanera and brian eno along with richard thompson on guitar and fred smith on drums. Features fear is a mans best friend, buffalo ballet, barracuda, emily, ship of fools, gun, the man who couldnt afford to orgy, you know me more than i know and momamma scuba. Comes with the original sleeve artwork. Reissue on the new vinyl lovers label.-Lp-Vinyl lovers-€17.99

Camper van beethoven-Popular songs-Eighteen track best of career overview from camper van beethoven on the cooking vinyl label. Whilst all 18 tracks may be familiar to long time fans there are five older tracks included here that the band went in and totally rerecorded specially for this collection. The production on some of the older material can sound a wee bit dated now but the songs themselves are still so strong that you dont really notice it too much. Features their biggest hit to date take the skinheads bowling along with many other gems like the day that lassie went to the moon, zz top goes to egypt and their very own perculiar version of the status quo tracks pictures of matchstick men. June 2008-Cd-Cooking vinyl-€18.99

Coltrane, john-Plays the blues-Reissue of this coltrane gem from way back in 1960 on the atlantic label. The album was recorded around the same time as his other atlantic albums my favourite thing and coltranes sound. Steve davis on bass, elvin jones on drums and mycoy tyner on piano. The album features six originals penned by coltrane along with blues to elvin composed by drummer elvin jones. Features blues to elvin, blues to bechet, blues to you, mr day, mr syms, mr knight and untitled original. This reissue comes in the original sleeve artwork.-Lp-Atlantic-€12.99

Cooke, sam and the soul stirrers-Peace in the valley-Features a collection of rare and hard to find recordings from sam cooke and the soul stirrers. The recordings were made before cooke embarked on his highly successful solo career and come from the early fifties. Features peace in the valley, jesus gave me water, come let us go back to god, any day now, jesus paid the debt, i have a friend above all others, come and go to that land, just another day, how far am i from canaan, it wont be very long, hes my rock wait on jesus, until jesus calls me home and end of my journey. The album features some truly stunning vocal based gospel sounds with cooke backed by the five piece vocal choir. June 2008-Lp-Get back-€17.99

Decemberists-The crane wife-The return of the colin meloy fronted outfit on the rough trade label. This is probably their most ambitious and expansive sounding record to date as their prog pop meets alt rock sound is injected with a fair amount of old school psyche folk and plenty of dramatic chamber pop. At times the album reminds me of a great big blend of dark side of the moon era pink floyd meets the drama of the divine comedy and the pure indie pop of morrissey. Its very much an album that will take you off on many different journeys mid song that the likes of sufjan stevens is fond of doing. June 2008-Cd-Rough trade-€13.99

Electric president-Sleep well-Album number two from this florida based duo featuring ben cooper and alex kane on the morr music label. This album features a lot more guitar based music than is the norm for the morr music label but its still deeply rooted in their classic electronic pop. These guys kind of remind me of the psyche pop of bands like grandaddy or flaming lips but with the added electronic pop of postal service. Its a very lush collection where guitars sit very nicely beside mellow beats and lots of synths and keyboard sound effects. June 2008-Lp-Morr music-€18.99

Errors-Its not something but it is like whatever-The debut album from this post rock outfit on mogwais rock action label. The album is a superb blend of intricate guitar led post rock sounds and heavy electronic beats. Imagine the guitar sounds of our very own redneck manifesto or even foals blended with the almost funky like beats of four tet. There is still plenty of live drumming going on to complement the heavier beats and also some really lovely mellow moments with gently plucked guitars meetings droning keyboard sounds. June 2008-Lp-Rock ation-€15.99

Fleet foxes-Fleet foxes-The debut album finally arrives from this seattle based five piece on the bella union label. Its only takes a few minutes of this album to know this will possibly one of the feelgood albums of the summer this year. Their sound features the blissful vocal harmonies of the beach boys, a wee bit of classic seventies americana, late sixties vocal led folk and lots of lush chamber pop sounds. Its very much a modern folk record but spiced up with those sublime vocal harmonies and plenty of psyche pop influences. You will hear influences from the beach boys, early dylan, simon and garfunkel , the band, nashville country, crosby stills and nash, mamas and papas, sixties psychedelic folk and summery garage pop. Its a really joyous and quite intricate album too. Blissful stuff indeed. June 2008-Cd-Bella union-€18.99

Flying lotus-Los angeles-Brand new album from this californian based underground hip hop producer steven ellison on the warp label. Its a fairly lengthy 17 track excursion into the wonky and wobbly world of cut n paste hip hop with a distinctive emphasis on the funky side of things. Its a meticulously constructed album of heavy beats and funky analog sounds with ellison really raising the bar as far as studio production goes. June 2008-2lp-Warp-€19.99

Flying lotus-Los angeles-Brand new album from this californian based underground hip hop producer steven ellison on the warp label. Its a fairly lengthy 17 track excursion into the wonky and wobbly world of cut n paste hip hop with a distinctive emphasis on the funky side of things. Its a meticulously constructed album of heavy beats and funky analog sounds with ellison really raising the bar as far as studio production goes. June 2008-Cd-Warp-€15.99

Guapo-Elixirs-Guapo return with their third full length album. The album features very special guest spots from former swans member jarboe and also experimental folk artist alexander tucker. This is an album of truly beautiful post rock apocalyptic music calling to mind the likes of godspeed, dirty three and even the experimental desert like sounds of the necks. The album has a beautiful blend of expansive meandering post rock and jazzy tinged prog improv as the six lengthy tracks can head off in many different directions without any prior notice. Imagine pink floyd, tortoise and godspeed all jamming together. June 2008-Cd-Neurot-€17.99

Headlights-Some racing some stopping-The second album from this rather joyous sounding american three piece on the polyvinyl label. The band features former members of indie pop outfit absinthe blind. The album features some infectiously catchy indie rock sounds which at times kind of reminds of the mighty yo la tengo as both erin fein and tristian wright trade vocals in a classic girl vs boy style. There are plenty of hints at the likes of belle and sebastian. The tracks with erin fein on vocals have that lovely loose indie pop feel about them calling to mind the early sounds of the pastels. Its just classic indie pop and damn good it is for that too. June 2008-Cd-Polyvinyl-€14.99

Heliopause-Self titled-Heliopause are a new four piece post rock instrumental outfit based in the cork and kerry region. This is their debut mini album released through their own label. The album features some perfectly intricate post rock and math rock sounds with just the most subtle hints of jazzy rock thrown in ala tortoise or even karate. June 2008-Cd-Own label-€6.99

High places-0307 0907-A collection of hard to find singles from this american duo on the thrill jockey label. These tracks were all originally released between march and september of 2007, most of which were limited edition 7 inch only. This duo sound like one of those bands that would be perfectly at home on a label like paw tracks with their psychedelic approach to all things electronic pop. There are elements of animal collective in here but they use lots of african and afrobeat looping samples to create something that sounds like a great big melting pot of tom tom club, boards of canada, panda bear, laurie anderson, bjork, mum and early eighties no wave. Its catchy and sugary sweet too. June 2008-Cd-Thrill jockey-€10.99

Isohels, the-Kooramock-The debut album from this young kildare based five piece released on their own label. The follow up to one of our favourite singles of 2005. Sadly the band have just released this album and now have decided to call it a day so this is the first and most likely last album. The album features a fine blend of breeders like grunge rock, jerky pixies like indie and lots of post punk guitar heavy sounds. June 2008-Cd-Own label-€9.99

James, elmore-Genius blues-A really superb collection of full band jazzy blues sounds from elmore james compiled by the ever reliable get back label. The album features the truly sublime slide guitar player of james back by a full band including lots of jazzy brass sounds. Features stormy monday blues, madison blues, my best friend, i cant hold out, the sun is shining, dust my broom, something inside of me, held my baby last night, i need you and standing at the crossroads. June 2008-Lp-Get back-€17.99

Jape-Ritual-The third solo album from jape aka richie egan who also doubles up as bass player with the redneck manifesto. The album features ten slices of wonderfully laid back electronic pop sounds with one or two more laid back folky based acoustic tunes thrown in. Its got the perfect blend of electronic beats, synth effects and live guitars so as to fall somewhere between blissful summer electronic pop and funky indie rock. Lovers of funky electro pop will love this as will fans of top quality new wave and indie pop. June 2008-Lp-V2-€19.99

Kelly, scott-The wake-The second solo album from scott kelly from neurosis and the long awaited follow up to spirit bound flesh from 2001. The sounds on this album are probably as far from the sounds of neurosis as kelly could possibly have gone. This is pure acoustic melancholic folk and dark alt country which at times reminds me of the solo recordings of mark lanegan and also the totally sombre sounds of william elliott whitmore. Its pretty much just kelly and his acoustic guitar with just the odd bit of slide guitar action. His voice is as raw and rustic as lanegans and his fans will totally adore this collection from kelly. June 2008-Cd-Neurot-€17.99

Leila-Deflect-Brand new ep from leila on the warp label. The ep features deflect from the brand new album blood looms and blooms along with three extra exclusive tracks. The main track deflect features the vocals of martina topley bird. Its probably one of the catchiest tracks that leila has released in her career so far with a big throbbing bassline, funky beats and fuzzed up guitar sounds. The ep also features duwayne, in the garden and twelved. June 2008-12"-Warp-€5.99

Lipscomb, mance-Texas country blues [texas songster volume five]-This album on the arhoolie label features 18 exceptional country blues sounds recorded in the late sixties and early seventies by chris strachwitz. Originally released as two separate vinyl albums by arhoolie. Lipscomb is assisted on a couple of tracks by mike birnbaum on guitar, charlie pritchard on guitar, powell st john on harmonica, frank lipscomb on bass and wayne davis on drums. Its a wonderfully intimate collection of recordings with lipscombs laid back vocal delivery providing the perfect sound for this form of mellow blues. 2002-Cd-Arhoolie-€10.99

Lite-Phantasia-The second full length album from this instrumenatl post rock outfit to be released on the irish based transduction label. Lite are a rather explosive guitar heavy five piece outfit from japan. When albums like these come along every now and then it reminds me just how damn good post rock really can be. Its got plenty of the motorik drums and bass of the likes of shellac blended with the pure intricacy of our very own redneck manifesto. Its an album of pure explosive energy as three guitars interplay with each other whilst the drums and bass take you off on a journey of thunderous math rock. Amongst all this fuzzed up noise there are plenty of more mellow intimate moments calling to mind the almost jazzy like instrumental sounds of bands like tortoise or even early karate. Basically if you like your old school post rock ala bands like shellac, mogwai, redneck manifesto or don caballero then this will quite rapidly become one of your top ten albums. June 2008-Cd-Transduction-€11.99

Lite-Phantasia-The second full length album from this instrumenatl post rock outfit to be released on the irish based transduction label. Lite are a rather explosive guitar heavy five piece outfit from japan. When albums like these come along every now and then it reminds me just how damn good post rock really can be. Its got plenty of the motorik drums and bass of the likes of shellac blended with the pure intricacy of our very own redneck manifesto. Its an album of pure explosive energy as three guitars interplay with each other whilst the drums and bass take you off on a journey of thunderous math rock. Amongst all this fuzzed up noise there are plenty of more mellow intimate moments calling to mind the almost jazzy like instrumental sounds of bands like tortoise or even early karate. Basically if you like your old school post rock ala bands like shellac, mogwai, redneck manifesto or don caballero then this will quite rapidly become one of your top ten albums. June 2008-Lp-Transduction-€11.99

Lyons, marie-Soul fever-Classic underground soul album from way back in 1970 originally. Along with her solo career lyons was also a member of the james brown band and this was to be her first and only solo album. The album has a blend of pure motown soul and the more funky based vibes of james brown or even betty davis. Features see and dont see, daddys house, you used me, your thing aint no good without my thing, snake in the grass, your key dont fit anymore, fever, i dont want nobody to have it but you, well cry together, ill drown my tears, i want freedom and try me. Comes in the original sleeve artwork too-Lp-Deluxe-€11.99

Metallica-Ride the lightning-Originally released all the way back in 1984 this was the second album from metallica and the follow up to kill em all. Hear the album just as it was always intended to be. The album has been specially mastered for this version direct from the analog master tapes and features two heavyweight slabs of vinyl playing at 45 rpm for ultra high quality sound reproduction. Features fight fire with fire, ride the lightning, for whom the bell tolls, fade to black, trapped under ice, escape, creeping death and the call of ktulu. Comes in a lovely heavy card gatefold sleeve too. June 2008-2lp-Universal-€25.99

Nadja-Radiance of shadows [double etched vinyl]-Limited edition double vinyl pressing. The album features three sides of music and the fourth side is etched. The album comes housed in a very beautiful heavy card sleeve with a square cutout in the front. The album was originally released on cd only by the alien8 label in 2007. Features three truly awesome pieces of shoegazing doom metal sounding like a great big mix of earth, my bloody valentine and godflesh. Its a big thunderous assault on the ears with totally fuzzed up layered guitars merged with doom metal like drum patterns. The album features the tracks now i am become death destroyer of worlds, i have tasted the fire inside your mouth and radiance of shadows. June 2008-2lp-Conspiracy-€24.99

Night marchers-Whose lady r u [limited edition orange vinyl]-The night marchers are a brand new outfit fronted by ex rocket from the crypt frontman speedo along with gar wood from hot snakes, jason kourkounis from hot snakes and tommy kitsos from cpc gangbangs. This track is taken from their recent debut album see you in magic. Limited edition pressing on orange vinyl. Also features scene report on the flip side. This is classic gritty garage punk from speedo with the second track in particular reminding me of rocket from the crypt. June 2008-7"-Vagrant-€3.99

Rotary connection-Hey love-Reissue of this rotary connection album from way back in 1971. Features minnie ripperton on vocals. Features if i sing my song, the sea and she, i am the blackgold of the sun, hanging round the bee tree, hey love, love has fallen on me, song for everyman, love is and vine of happiness. Comes in the original album sleeve too-Lp-Cadet-€13.99

Saville, robin-Peasgood nonsuch-The debut solo outing from robin saville on the static caravan label. Robin saville is probably better known to most of us as one half of morr music outfit isan. This is a rather beautiful collection of somewhat dreamlike laid back electronic sounds with plenty of reverb laden guitar sound effects. With moments calling to mind the cocteau twins without the voice there are definite shoegaze elements to this album. There is plenty of the lush glitchy electronica of early morr music albums with lots of pulsating clicks providing the subtle beats behind savilles guitar playing. Its a rather beautiful meeting of laptop electronica and organic analog sounds. June 2008-Cd-Static caravan-€16.99

Scientist-At the controls of dub [rare dubs 1979 to 1980]-A wonderful collection of 14 classic heavy dubs from overton brownie aka scientist. Scientist pretty learnt his trade under the watchful eye of the legendary king tubby and the majority of these tracks were mixed in his studio. Features my babylon dub, never trouble dub, light and dub, time and place for dub, wah dah dub, the greatest dub, mr landlord, stop spreading dub, bad boy dub, bad posse dub, undying dub, joker dub, everyday dub and heavenless dub. June 2008-Lp-Jamaican recordings-€15.99

Seabear-Teenage kicks-Limited edition 7 inch only release from seabear on the morr music label. The first side features a rather lightweight laid back indie pop version of the undertones classic single teenage kicks. The flip side features their own track piano hands. June 2008-7"-Morr music-€5.99

Seavault-Mercy seat-Seavault is a new project featuring anthony ryan from isan and simon scott aka televise. Scott was also a member of slowdive and chapterhouse in the past. This limited edition only release on morr music features their very own unique versions of the mercy seat by ultra vivid scene and i could be happy by altered images. Its perfectly blissful old school shoegazing sounds with just a hint of modern electronica. June 2008-7"-Morr music-€5.99

Shearwater-Rook [special offer, normally retails at €21.99]-Finally shearwater follow up their stunning palo santo album with a new collection on the matador label. The album pretty much takes off where palo santo left us with lots of spacial americana sounds blended with the sombre minimalism of either talk talk or even some later radiohead. You can also hear little bits of sparklehorse and sixteen horsepower in here. If anything this is an even more intimate collection with big expansive passages of lush americana meeting some beautifully haunting alt rock sounds. Vocally the album kind of reminds me of antony hegarty meets thom yorke with lots of high pitched melodic emotion. Limited edition 180 gram vinyl pressing which comes in a heavy card gatefold sleeve. The album also comes with a bonus mp3 coupon for a free downloand of the entire album. June 2008-Lp-Matador-€17.50

Sigur ros-With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly-This new album from sigur ros has a real sense of being recorded live in the studio compared to the layers of production on some of their previous albums. This one kind of brings me back to the start of it all with their debut ny batteri. Its very much an album features all live guitars, drums and vocals and not a lot of studio trickery or keyboards to be found. Even the vocals sound beautifully raw and live. Its much more of a direct hitting album as opposed to the more layered effects of the last few releases. June 2008-Cd-Emi-€18.99

Silver jews-Lookout mountain lookout sea-David berman and his silver jews posse returns after a three year break since tanglewood numbers. The album was recorded in nashville with mark nevers behind the controls and you can certainly hear the influence of the nashville twang on this collection. Its a much more uptempo and possibly joyous affair compared to tanglewood with berman going back to his older alt country meets indie rock roots. The arrangements are again keep quite simple so his lyrics as ever take centre stage. Along with nine brand new tracks the album also features a cover of the mahar shalal hash baz track open field. June 2008-Cd-Drag city-€15.99

Silver jews-Lookout mountain lookout sea-David berman and his silver jews posse returns after a three year break since tanglewood numbers. The album was recorded in nashville with mark nevers behind the controls and you can certainly hear the influence of the nashville twang on this collection. Its a much more uptempo and possibly joyous affair compared to tanglewood with berman going back to his older alt country meets indie rock roots. The arrangements are again keep quite simple so his lyrics as ever take centre stage. Along with nine brand new tracks the album also features a cover of the mahar shalal hash baz track open field. June 2008-Lp-Drag city-€16.99

Snooks eaglin-Country boy down in new orleans-23 track collection from the legendary snooks eaglin on the arhoolie label. Features a collection of recordings made in the late fifties by harry oster and richard allen in new orleans. Classic country blues sounds which finds the blind bluesman in truly top form. He is accompanied by lucious bridges on washboard and percy randolph on harmonica. 1991-Cd-Arhoolie-€17.99

Thomas function-Celebration-Thomas function are a four piece garage rock outfit hailing from alabama. The album is a real blast of sixties garage punk sounds blended with tons of seventies punk rock. Its got some of the pure sixties pop of the likes of the monkees along with the snarly early punk rock sounds of the new york dolls and a fair amount of rustic garage blues and country roots rock. June 2008-Lp-Alive-€18.99

Tricky-Council estate [part one]-The first single to be released from his new album knowle west on his new label domino records. Features the main track council estate along with a kotchy remix on the flip side. June 2008-7"-Domino-€2.99

Tricky-Council estate [part two]-The first single to be released from his new album knowle west on his new label domino records. Features south rakkas crew remix. The track is a really throbbing piece of dubstep with a gritty grime style vocal delivery. Also features intrumental version on the flip side. Limited edition jukebox style pressing in plain white paper sleeve. June 2008-7"-Domino-€3.99

Twilight sad-Here it never snowed afterwards it did-Six track mini album featuring four older tracks reworked specially for this album and two brand new tracks. The album opens up with a very beautiful new version of their single and she would darken the memory which is like some drone based piece of shoegazing scottish folk music. At times these guys kind of remind me of james yorkston jamming with a stripped down version of mogwai with a purely traditional folk like vocal delivery met with big washes of fuzzed up guitars. Its an unusual sound but works so perfectly too. June 2008-Cd-Fat cat-€10.99

Twilight sad-Here it never snowed afterwards it did-Six track mini album featuring four older tracks reworked specially for this album and two brand new tracks. The album opens up with a very beautiful new version of their single and she would darken the memory which is like some drone based piece of shoegazing scottish folk music. At times these guys kind of remind me of james yorkston jamming with a stripped down version of mogwai with a purely traditional folk like vocal delivery met with big washes of fuzzed up guitars. Its an unusual sound but works so perfectly too. June 2008-Lp-Fat cat-€10.99

Us christmas-Eat the low dogs-The second album from us christmas along with two previous limited cdr releases on their own label. This is their first for the neurot label. The album features some truly excellent fuzzed up space rock sounds coming on like some anarchic punk rock take on the synth led space age sounds of the likes of hawkwind. Punk rock and hawkwind dont normally go hand in hand but this bunch have managed to do it rather seamlessly. Its got a total fuzzed up punk spirit about it whilst also owing a fair deal to the totally wild psychedelic space rock sounds of the seventies. The album features lots of heavily distorted guitars, wailing analog synths and the always important sounds of a theramin. If you like your psychedelic rock with a bit of a gritty edge to it then this one will do very nicely indeed. June 2008-Cd-Neurot recordings-€17.99

White denim-Workout holiday [special offer, normally retails at €18.99]-The debut album from this texan trio on the full time hobby label. The album features some brand new versions of tracks from two previously released tour eps which were only available at their live shows. This is an album of quite blistering old style garage rock sounds with heaps of wah wah led rock n soul, funk and american alt rock. At times they kind of remind me of a more gritty underground take on the likes of the mc5 or the rolling stones. This is much more than just sixties garage rock though as the band inject tons of jerky bass heavy new wave and no wave sounds into the mix reminiscent of maybe gang of four or magazine on totally sixties buzz. It really is wonderfully inventive stuff. Pressed on heavy 180 gram vinyl and comes in a big heavy gatefold sleeve. June 2008-Lp-Full time hobby-€16.50

White denim-Workout holiday limited edition digi pack sleeve [special offer, normally retails at €16.99]-The debut album from this texan trio on the full time hobby label. The album features some brand new versions of tracks from two previously released tour eps which were only available at their live shows. This is an album of quite blistering old style garage rock sounds with heaps of wah wah led rock n soul, funk and american alt rock. At times they kind of remind me of a more gritty underground take on the likes of the mc5 or the rolling stones. This is much more than just sixties garage rock though as the band inject tons of jerky bass heavy new wave and no wave sounds into the mix reminiscent of maybe gang of four or magazine on totally sixties buzz. It really is wonderfully inventive stuff. This version comes in a limited edition heavy card gatefold sleeve. June 2008-Cd-Full time hobby-€13.99

White williams-Violator-Brand new single taken from the recent debut album on the domino offshoot label double six. The flip side features a heart of darkness remix of violator. June 2008-7"-Double six-€2.99

Young gods-Knock on wood [special offer, normally retails at €16.99]-The first ever acoustic album from the young gods. The album features eleven specially recorded acoustic versions of some old gems from the young gods along with the odd surprise including a cover of the richie havens woodstock classic track freedom. The package is completed with a bonus dvd featuring live at moods which is a live recording from zurich on december 18th 2006. Comes in a lovely foldout card gatefold sleeve with foldout poster inside. June 2008-2cd-Pias-€13.99

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Bug, the-London zoo [this album is released on friday the 11th of july]-The bug is producer kevin martin. He has been a member of electronic outfits techno animal, ice and god with justin broadrick in the past. The album features a host of guests including warrior queen, reggae legend tippa irie, ricky ranking, flowdan, spaceape, roger robinson, killa p and aya.-3lp-Ninja tunes-€22.99

Bug, the-London zoo [this album is released on friday the 11th of july]-The bug is producer kevin martin. He has been a member of electronic outfits techno animal, ice and god with justin broadrick in the past. The album features a host of guests including warrior queen, reggae legend tippa irie, ricky ranking, flowdan, spaceape, roger robinson, killa p and aya.-Cd-Ninja tunes-€15.99

Hammond, albert jr-Como te llama [this album is released on friday the 4th of july]-The guitarist with the strokes is back with a brand new solo album. Features matt romano, mar phillipe eskenazi and josh lattanzi with just a little help from sean lennon and a string quartet.-2lp-Rough trade-€18.50

Hammond, albert jr-Como te llama [this album is released on friday the 4th of july]-The guitarist with the strokes is back with a brand new solo album. Features matt romano, mar phillipe eskenazi and josh lattanzi with just a little help from sean lennon and a string quartet.-Cd-Rough trade-€14.50

Leila-Blood looms and blooms [this album is released on friday the 11th of july}-Leila returns with her third album and this one features guest spots from terry hall and martina topley bird.-Cd-Warp-€15.99

Leila-Blood looms and blooms [this album is released on friday the 11th of july}-Leila returns with her third album and this one features guest spots from terry hall and martina topley bird.-Lp-Warp-€19.99

Tricky-Knowles west boy [this album is released on friday the 4th of july]–Cd-Domino-€13.50

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Animal collective-Strawberry jam-The 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, double vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve, september 2007-2lp-Domino-€18.99

Ashby, dorothy-The rubaiyat of dorothy ashby-This album was originally released by the cadet label way back in 1970 and is still regarded as one of ashbys finest recordings, the album features ashby on both harp and koto along with lenny druss on flute and oboe, stu katz on vibes, fred katz on kalimba, cliff davis on sax and cash mccall on guitar, the album was recorded by richard evans in chicago in late 1969, ashby has a very distinctive sound due to her being one of very few harpists working in the jazz scene of the late sixties, this album also sees ashby provide vocals on a couple of tracks giving the album a somewhat soulful feel, the jazzy instrumentals have a real hypnotic feel to them particularly on tracks like for some we loved when ashby moves over to the koto instrument, she also moves into some really lush lounge sounds on tracks likes dust when her beautiful voices comes to the fore again, this reissue comes in the original sleeve and features the original liner notes from yvonne daniels, 2007-Lp-Cadet records-€13.99

Black kids-Im not gonna teach your boyfriend how to dance with you [white vinyl]-This could quite easily turn into one of those singalong indie hits of the summer from the black kids. The single is one of those tracks that will lodge itself in your head and you will most likely be singing it all day long. Its got one of those infectious shouty group choruses over a song that sounds like a more straight ahead melodic pop take on the sounds of the likes of arcade fire or broken social scene. Also features twelves remix and twelves remix dub version on the flip side. Limited edition white vinyl pressing. April 2008-12"-Almost gold recordings-€8.99

Black sabbath-Black sabbath-The album that started it all off. The debut sabbath album from way back in 1970. Limited reissue in the original gatefold sleeve on the earmark label, its still one of sabbaths finest recordings. Features black sabbath, the wizard, behind the wall of sleep, nib, evil woman, sleeping village and the warning. Some say this was the birth of heavy metal and who am i to argue. A powerful and evil classic.-Lp-Earmark-€14.99

Blakey, art-Jazz messengers-Reissue of this classic six track album from 1956 on the columbia label, the album features donald byrd on trumpet, hank mobley on sax, art blakey on drums, doug watkins on bass and horace silver on piano, this was to be one of only four albums that horace silver cut with the jazz messengers before moving on to his solo work, features infra rae, nicas dream, it you or no one, ecaroh, carols interlude, the end of a love affair, american reissue which comes in the original sleeve-Lp-Columbia-€12.99

Boris-Pink [limited edition red vinyl]-Boris are probably one of the finest exponents of droning sludge metal on this planet at this stage. This japanese 3 piece have been releasing some of the finest explosive drone based sounds over the last few years. This new album concentrates a bit more on their more uptempo garage sludge metal. Huge distorted guitars and bass meet the heaviest drum sound you will ever hear. Most of the album is much more melodic and song orientated than the drone based stuff but it certainly doesnt suffer for that. An absolutely storming album if you want to give your ears a good workout. Very very limited double vinyl pressing. Pressed on heavyweight red vinyl and comes in a heavy card gatefold sleeve. June 2008-2lp-Southen lord-€25.99

Borko-Celebrating life-The debut album on morr music from icelandic based artist bjorn kristiansson. This is a lovely album of intimate electronic pop sounds blended with hypnotic post rock elements. At times its almost like listening to a more uptempo mum the way he gently weaves electronic and live instruments. On top of this there are also some really beautiful tortoise like meandering post rock moments with lots of lovely live brass sounds. This is just perfect underground pop music. May 2008-Cd-Morr music-€17.99

Bunyan, vashti-Some things just stick in your mind-A real treasure trove for vashti bunyan lovers, the album features a collection of long lost tracks recorded between 1964 and 1967, the album opens up with all of her andrew loog oldham produced singles for the decca label and sees bunyan deliver some of her poppiest moments, its all classic early sixties folk pop with tons of lush strings and orchestral arrangements, imagine the totally distinctive and brittle voice of bunyan fronting the likes of the carpenters or even the mamas and papas, its all very different to her work on just another diamond day but equally as superb, this version also comes with a bonus disc featuring 12 previously unreleased recordings from her very first studio recordings made in london in 1964, these are a much more intimate collection of recordings featuring just bunyan and acoustic guitar and are probably more akin to just another diamond day, some truly haunting stripped down folk songs complete with bunyans spoken work introductions, its hard to imagine why these recordings have never been released before, grab this before it reverts to just a single cd version which wont feature the lost studio tapes, october 2007-2lp-Fat cat-€20.99

Burial-Burial-The debut album from burial on the hyperdub label, finally we have managed to get our hands on this absolute gem of an album, this is probably one of the finest dubby ambient albums of the year so far, based in some truly heavy electronic dub sounds the album is quite reminiscent at times to some early orb sounds blended with the more ambient dubby sounds of massive attack, the album is being hailed as a dubstep record but there is so much more going on with this to throw it into one particulal genre, basically if you like your mood music with a bit of deep bass, a hint of dub and lots of ambient soundscapes then look no further than this, august 2006-Cd-Hyperdub-€18.99

Burial-Untrue-The master of dubstep returns with his second album on the hyperdub label, the album thankfully carries on from where his self titled debut left off, featuring some totally lush and subdued dubstep beats burial then adds some of the most atmospheric and ambient sound effects over the top of it, this mans talent seems the be the less is more school of thinking as he lets the beats take control of everthing, he then layers lush synth effects and minimal vocal samples over the top to create some of the most divine dub tinged sounds, the ambient sound effects work so perfectly with the rapid fire dubstep beats, a slightly more uptempo collection compared to the first album but still a contender for ambient collection of the year, double vinyl pressing, november 2007-2lp-Hyperdub-€18.99

Burial-Untrue-The master of dubstep returns with his second album on the hyperdub label, the album thankfully carries on from where his self titled debut left off, featuring some totally lush and subdued dubstep beats burial then adds some of the most atmospheric and ambient sound effects over the top of it, this mans talent seems the be the less is more school of thinking as he lets the beats take control of everthing, he then layers lush synth effects and minimal vocal samples over the top to create some of the most divine dub tinged sounds, the ambient sound effects work so perfectly with the rapid fire dubstep beats, a slightly more uptempo collection compared to the first album but still a contender for ambient collection of the year, november 2007-Cd-Hyperdub-€13.99

Can-I want more-Reissue of this classic can single to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its original release, features i want more along with and more from the album flow motion, side two features smoke remix by holger czukay and half past one remix by irmin schmidt, january 2007-12"-Spoon-€4.99

Cat power-Jukebox [limited edition double cd]-The second collection of cover songs from cat power. This is her first album to feature the dirty delta blues band which includes jim white from the dirty three, gregg foreman from delta 72, judah bauer from the blues explosion and also erik paparozzi from lizard music. The album features a collectoin of bluesy tinged laid back soulful covers of tracks originally performed by frank sinatra, hank williams, the highwaymen, george jackson, james brown, jessie mae hemphill, bob dylan, billie holiday, janis joplin and joni mitchell. The album also features two new tracks written by cat power. Her smokey tinged voice is just perfectly suited to these very unique renditions. Its not just your normal covers album as power has totally reworked the tracks in a lovely stripped back and laid back way. The album comes with a limited bonus five track cd featuring versions of i feel by hot boys, naked if i want to by moby grape, breathless by nick cave, angelitos negros by roberta flack and shes got you by patsy cline. Comes in a limited gatefold silver foil sleeve. January 2008-2cd-Matador-€18.99

Charlatans-You cross my path-The charlatans return with their tenth studio album to date. The album was recorded between los angeles and ireland and was produced by james spencer and mixed by alan molder. This new one has a real new wave kind of feel about it almost sounding like some of the more recent new order outings at times. June 2008-Cd-Cooking-€16.99

Charlatans-You cross my path-The charlatans return with their tenth studio album to date. The album was recorded between los angeles and ireland and was produced by james spencer and mixed by alan molder. This new one has a real new wave kind of feel about it almost sounding like some of the more recent new order outings at times. June 2008-Lp-Cooking vinyl-€18.99

Crayonsmith-White wonder-The 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 2008-Cd-Out on a limb records-€13.99

Creature with the atom brain-I am the golden gate bridge-The debut full length release from this new outfit featuring members of the mark lanegan band, millionaire and evil superstars. Mr mark lanegan even makes an appearence on two tracks. This is definitely one for fans of uptempo melodic stoner rock ala queens of the stoneage or eagles of death metal. Its a great big throbbing beast of fuzzed up guitars and distorted vocals. There is also plenty of the acid soaked psyche rock of the likes of early butthole surfers or the melvins. A real gem for lovers of top notch stoner rock. May 2008-Cd-Munich records-€18.99

Crowley, adrian-Long distance swimmer-Album 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 2007-Cd-Tin angel records-€13.99

Crystal castles-Air war-The follow up to their crimewave single and taken from the debut album on trouble records. Very limited 7 inch only release on trouble records. This is a real fun filled piece of electro pop sounding like two kids messing around with a gameboy and an echo machine. Also features david wolf remix on the flip side. February 2008-7"-Trouble records-€4.50

Cure, the-The only one-The first single to be taken from the forthcoming album which wont be released until september. This is the first of four consecutive singles to come out before the album. Each single will be released on the 13th of every month for the next four months. This is pretty much back to basics classic cure indie pop. Features non album track ny trip on the flip side. May 2008-7"-Geffen-€2.99

Diane, alela-The pirates gospel-Now heres a real understated gem of a folk record that managed to pass us by on its original release late last year. An album steeped in the early folk sounds of the twentieth century whilst also sounding totally modern at the same time. Its has a little bit of the seventies american psyche folk sound coupled with the more weird side of folk music ala devendra banhart, joanna newsom or marissa nadler. Its a beautifully raw collection featuring mostly just acoustic guitar and dianes truly amazing vocals. Probably one of the most perfect late night folk albums you are likely to hear in quite some time. April 2008-Cd-Fargo-€16.99

Dinosaur jr-Dinosaur [blue marble vinyl]-Originally released in 1985 on the homestead label. Finally getting a well overdue vinyl reissue on the baked goods label. Very very limited blue marble effect vinyl pressing. Features classic tracks like repulsion, bulbs of passion, the leper, severed lips and more. Now also comes with a bonus live version of does it float. March 2008-Lp-Baked goods-€17.99

Dirtbombs-We have you surrounded-One of my all time favourite soulful garage rock bands return with a new album on in the red. Fronted by the very charismatic vocalist mick collins blend sixties soul and fuzzed up garage rock to fine effect. The have added a host of new influences to their sound on this new collection including a fair amount of totally funked up rock and a couple of swamp rock gems sounding like the stooges meets the cramps. The album features pretty much all original material this time apart from a version of the sparks track sherlock holmes and a cover of the dead moon track fire on the western world. May 2008-Lp-In the red-€15.99

Donaldson, lou-Blues walk-Much of the work of lou donaldson is as funky and blues influenced as you will hear in jazz, this is thanks to his straightforward playing and some incredible lineups he recorded and toured with over the years, this album is no exception with herman foster on piano, peck morrison on bass, dave bailey on drums and ray barretto on conga behind the saxophone of lou, features blues walk, move, the masquerade is over, play ray, autumn nocturne, callin all cats, originally released in 1958-Lp-Blue note-€12.99

Eshete, alemayehu-Ethiopian urban modern music volume two-Limited edition vinyl only pressing featuring a collection of this mans highlights from the much loved ethiopiques collections. The album features a collection of recordings made in the seventies. Features some truly funky jazz and soul sounds with a blend of both afrobeat and james brown like funk about it. The album has an incredibly hypnotic feel about the rhythms where jazz and africa funk merge. Its totally hip shaking stuff and eshete has one of those rare voices that is both soulful and totally primal at the same time. December 2007-Lp-L arome-€17.99

Ethiopian urban modern music-Volume one [ethiopian soul and groove]-Limited edition vinyl only release which sees the l arome label select some of their favourite cuts from the legendary ethiopiques series. The album features some totally hip shaking jazz, heavy funk, soul and afrobeat. The tracks were all recorded from the early to mid seventies. Features tracks from wallias band. Alemayehu eshete and hirut beqele, samuel belay, ayalew mesfin, seyoum gebreyes with wallias band, getatchew mekurya, mahmoud ahmed, tamrat ferendji and asselefetch ashine with getenesh kebret. December 2007-Lp-L arome-€17.99

Fleet foxes-Sun giant-The debut mini album from fleet foxes on the bella union label. The album features five perfectly formed little choral pop gems sounding a bit like my morning jacket fronted by a baroque choir. Features some sublime vocal harmonies from all five members over some haunting kind of medieval folk meets psyche folk. Its a totally new sound and rather beautiful it is too. May 2008-Cd-Bella union-€7.99

Foals-Antidotes-The much anticipated debut album from this new oxford based outfit on the transgressive label. Features the rather excellent singles cassius and balloons along with nine other funky post rock gems. These guys manage to seamlessly blend the old school sounds of both punk funk and no wave with the modern intricate guitar picking of post rock. On paper it sounds like it wont work but this is one very funky and cleverly wirtten album. The intricate post rock guitar sounds give the album a somewhat african feel at times as the rhythm section pump out a sound falling somewhere between esg and the rapture. Imagine the meandering guitars of battles blended with the minimal punk funk of esg or talking heads. March 2008-Cd-Transgressive records-€16.99

Gaye, marvin-Trouble man-Soundtrack to the 1971 blaxpoitation film, soundtracks normally have one standout track with the rest filled by incidental pieces, but this is one the best soundtracks ever made, an enjoyable listen from start to finsih, filled with super funky grooves like on t plays it cool and the more soulful moments on trouble man, unfortunately the reissue doesn't come with the original fold down cover, but nonetheless the music is incredible, june 2006-Lp-Tamla-€12.99

Gillesspie, dizzy-Portrait of jenny-Reissue of this hard to find four track album from the early seventies, features olinga, diddy wa diddy, me n them and timet, along with gillespie on trumpet the band also featured mike long on piano, george davis on piano, andrew gonzalez on bass, jerry gonzalez on conga, nicholas marrero on timbales and calos valdes on conga-Lp-Perception-€13.99

God is an astronaut-Far from refuge-The 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 2007-Cd-Revive records-€19.99

Gutter twins-Saturnalia [with bonus mp3 download]-The gutter twins sees two truly superb songwriters from the american underground meeting in the studio. On one side we have greg dulli from the afghan whigs and in the other corner comes mark lanegan from the screaming trees. The album features a collection of new tracks either written solo or in collaboration with each other. The dulli tracks have a distinctive afghan whigs feel about them with his gritty soulful vocals sounding truly superb throughout. Lanegans tracks have a much more rootsy folk feel about them with plenty of laid back rock sounds added in. Thankfully the album is exactly as you would imagine from this pair collaborating together. Its almost like a blend of later afghan whigs meets the screaming trees dust album. Double vinyl pressing which also comes with a bonus coupon for a free mp3 download of the entire album. April 2008-2lp-Sub pop-€17.99

Harmonia-Live 1974-A rare live recording from this highly influential krautrock outfit featuring michael rother from neu along with dieter moebius and han joachim roedelius from cluster, the album features five lenghty examples of classic early krautrock experimentalism peppered with some truly hypnotic oscillator and analog electronic sound effects, rother layers his guitar sound effects over the electronic organ of roedelius whilst moebius tinkers away on his synthesizer, the overall effect is quite like some dub induced kraftwerk meets the motorik sounds of can, still sounds totally fresh too, december 2007-Lp-Gronland-€13.99

Hercules and love affair-Hercules and love affair-The debut album from this disco obsessed new outfit signed to the dfa label. The album features vocal contributions from antony hegarty aka antony and the johnsons, nomi and kim ann. Features the pulsating disco club classic track blind along with nine more slightly cheesy modern disco sounds. The album features a blend of classic seventies funky disco sounds blended with the more eighties like electro disco of the likes of giorgio moroder. There is plenty of the trademark dfa punk funk influence on the album with lots of pulsating almost minimalist drum and bass instrumentation throughout. You will be hearing this one all summer long in dancefloors all over the world. March 2008-Cd-Dfa-€14.99

Higgs, joe-Life of contradiction-A totally awesome and classic soulful collection of reggae sounds from 1975. The album was recorded by higgs for the island label originally and is very much in the vein of soulful reggae stars like bob marley, jimmy cliff and even toots and the maytals. This is probably one of the finest collections of summery sunshine reggae albums of all time with plenty of thoughtful roots messages. Featuring the jazzy guitar sounds of eric gale along with legends like early lindo, mikey chung and val douglas. Its been out of print for years now and original copies fetch silly money second hand so grab yourself a real must have reggae album while you can again. April 2008-Lp-Pressure sounds-€14.99

Isley brothers-3 plus 3-Released in 1973 on the columbia label, the title comes from the addition of 3 new members in jasper on keyboards, marvin on bass and ernie on guitars, features the classic summer breeze along with listen to the music, dont be lonely tonight and sunshine go away today, american reissue in the original sleeve-Lp-Columbia-€13.99

Jape-Jape is grape-Finally a single release for the truly excellent floating track taken from his last album the monkeys in the zoo have more fun than me. Jape is known to his parents as richie egan aka bass player with the redneck manifesto and this is his first release for the v2 label. The ep features floating full length version and two new tracks christopher and anthony along with young man. The flip side features remixes of floating by tronik youth, bobmo and dim. November 2007-12"-V2-€5.99

Jape-The monkeys in the zoo have more fun than me-The second solo album from richie egan who is also the bass player in the redneck manifesto, a collection of dreamy electronic pop songs, september 2004-Cd-Trust me im a thief-€14.99

Jbs-Doin it to death-Originally released in 1973 on the people label, features 5 lengthy instrumental jams from the legendary james brown backing band, written and arranged by mr james brown himself and features a stunning 10 minute version of the hit doin it to the death, us import reissue-Lp-People-€12.99

Kraus, sharon-The foxs wedding-The second album from this traditionally based english folk singer on the durtro jnana label. This is very much an album that could be a long lost gem from the classic days of seventies english folk music with references to both the trad folk of the likes of fairport convention and the stripped down acoustic sounds of nick drake. Along with kraus the album also features colin fletcher on bass, nick palmer on piano, michael tanner on accordian, lucia simon on recorder and jane griffiths on violin. Kraus has one of those perfectly rustic voices for this kind of mellow acoustic sound. May 2008-Cd-Durtro jnana-€17.99

Ladytron-Velocifero-Ladytron return with a brand new collection of pulsating electro pop anthems on the nettwerk label. The album is full of deep throbbing synth bass sounds, pulsating drum machines, lush washes of analog moogs and processed dual femal vocals. You can definitely hear the sounds of gary numans early synth pop excursions in here along with a bit of the pure electronic indie pop of st etienne or even the more modern sounds of goldfrapp. It may take you back in time a bit but its godamn catchy stuff too. May 2008-Cd-Nettwerk-€15.99

Lcd soundsystem-All my friends-Another fine single from the most recent album the sound of silver from lcd soundsystem, a piano led piece of laid back pop calling to mind the alt rock sounds of the likes of arcade fire or broken social scene, the single features the album version, harveys mix and also freak out starry eyes, may 2007-12"-Dfa-€4.99

Lcd soundsystem-Tribulations-Limited 3 track ep featuring tribulations album version, tigas out of the trace closet mix and lindstom mix, september 2005-12"-Dfa-€4.99

M83-Saturdays youth-M83 return with a truly glorious collection of dreamlike pop sounds finding just the right balance between shoegazing dreampop and modern lush electronic pop. Anthony gonzalez really hits the spot with this new album as dreamy layered guitars meet eighties synth pop and plenty more inbetween. Imagine the likes of air meets the cocteau twins meets the human league meets georgio moroder. Its just the most perfect pop music for lovers of both nineties shoegazing sounds and eighties synth pop. Its like the soundtrack to a perfct hazy summers day. April 2008-Cd-Virgin-€16.99

Malkmus, stephen-Gardenia-Taken from the former pavement mans recent solo album real emotional trash. Features a brand new track walk into the mirror on the flip side. June 2008-7"-Domino-€3.99

Malkmus, stephen and the jicks-Real emotional trash-The fourth solo album from the former pavement frontman. His second to feature backing band the jicks who include drummer janet weiss from sleater kinney. Its back to basics classic malkmus i am glad to report with much more of an emphasis on the rockier side of his sound again. Those familiar slacker rock sounds of pavement are in full flow on this new album. The guitars are all fuzzed up again and malkmus really has gone back to his roots again with lots of long rambling expansive songs and plenty of bouncing three minute pop gems. March 2008-Cd-Domino-€15.99

Malkmus, stephen and the jicks-Real emotional trash [limited edition etched vinyl]-The fourth solo album from the former pavement frontman. His second to feature backing band the jicks who include drummer janet weiss from sleater kinney. Its back to basics classic malkmus i am glad to report with much more of an emphasis on the rockier side of his sound again. Those familiar slacker rock sounds of pavement are in full flow on this new album. The guitars are all fuzzed up again and malkmus really has gone back to his roots again with lots of long rambling expansive songs and plenty of bouncing three minute pop gems. Limited edition double vinyl pressing in gatefold sleeve. Side four of the vinyl is etched. March 2008-2lp-Domino-€17.99

Martin, jeff-Spoons remixes [special offer, normally retails at €18.99]-Brand new remix project from dubliner jeff martin. Features a collection of remixes taken from this rather excellent spoons album from 2004. The album features remixes and reinterpretations from john mcentire, david pajo, minotaur shock, high llamas, john parish, decal, jenniferever, stephen shannon, mice parade, isan, dublin guitar quartet and chequerboard. The album features some really beautiful late night electronica sounds, laptop folk and mellow post rock. May 2008-Cd-Casino gravity-€16.99

Mayfield, curtis-Back to the world-This was mayfields follow up to the now legendary superfly album and was released in 1973 on curtom, features back to the world, future shock, right on the darkness, future song, if i only were a child again, cant say nothing and keep on trippin, american reissue on curtom in the original sleeve-Lp-Curtom-€13.99

Mayfield, curtis-Superfly-Originally released in 1972 on the custom label, reissued on super heavy vinyl in the original sleeve, features the full 9 track album, no bonus tracks and no remastering thankfully, featues little child runnin wild, pusherman, freddies dead, junkie chase, give me your love, eddie you should know better, no thing on me, think and of course superfly, reissued in 2001-Lp-Custom records-€14.99

Meters-Struttin-New orleans based funk outfit from the seventies and also backing backing band to the legendary allen toussaint, originally released in 1970 and their third album as the meters, their first album to really delve into vocal tracks with the chant along single chicken strut and their cover of jimmy webbs wichita lineman and lee dorseys ride your pony, also features their cover of ty hunters soulful single darling darling darling-Lp-Josie-€13.99

Micragirls-Feeling dizzy honey [blue vinyl]-The micragirls are a finnish all girl band throwing up some totally catchy sounds like some long lost meeting of classic motown bubblegum pop and sixties garage pop. Features lots of fuzzed up garage rock guitar sounds blended with some fantastic three part vocal harmonies and plenty of shouty singalong choruses. Fans of the likes of billy childish or even holly golightly will simply adore this one. The band features a classic lineup of stripped down drum kit, fuzzed up guitars and electric organ. Garage pop bliss in my opinion. Limited edition baby blue vinyl pressing. May 2008-Lp-Bone voyage-€17.99

Middleton, malcolm-Sleight of heart-The former member of arab strap returns with a mini album featuring six brand new tracks and three cover versions. The album features middletons version of stay by madonna, marguerita red by king creosote and just like anything by sixties folk singer jackson c frank. The album sees middleton back in his folky singer songwriter mood featuring a collection of his more laid back acoustic sounds. Its only on releases like these that you really beging to notice how stunning his guitar picking ability is. Add this to some very astute and sometimes humorous lyric writing and you have another rather superb collection from a much underrated talent. March 2008-Cd-Full time hobby-€9.99

My morning jacket-Evil urges [special offer, normally retails at €18.99]-My morning jackets previous album z began to hint at a change to their more rootsy based rock sound and this new collection takes that progression to a whole new level. This album has more in common with seventies prog and funk than their older neil young references. This is an album of expansive alt rock sounds with heaps of funk and prog rock tangents. Its got more in common with the likes of prince or even ween in the funk rock mode than it does to even their own previous work. Having said all that there are still a couple of more rootsy rock tracks towards the end of the album with lots of fuzzed up heavy guitars finding their way into the mix too. Its definitely a very ambitious undertaking and it works on so many different levels. June 2008-Cd-Rough trade-€13.99

Parliament-Mothership connection-Considered to be the greatest funk band of the seventies parliament featured legends george clinton and bootsy collins, this parliaments 4th album and originally released in 1976 on the casablanca label, features p funk, mothership connection, give up the funk and many more gems, still hailed today as one of the classic funk albums of all time-Lp-Casablanca-€12.99

Pedal-Pedal-An album of beautiful improvised piano pieces featuring chris abrahams from the necks and simon james phillips. The most striking thing about the pieces on this album is the way this pair work together so well. Neither tries to overpower the other too much so the pieces just flow so beautifully and at times remind quite a lot of the works of harold budd. This big difference between these guys and harold budd though is the fact there are two of them, so imagine two harold budds working together. Its a beautiful meeting of pure minimalism and quickfire finger action. Its quite hypnotic at times and almost sounds like a pair of harps rather than piano. May 2008-Cd-Staubgold-€18.99

Pierced arrows-Straight from the heart-Brand new band formed by ex dead moon members fred and toody cole. They have now recruited drummer kelly halliburton into their ranks. This is pretty much classic dead moon. Its totally lo fi primal garage punk at its very very best. Featuring tons of fuzzed up guitars, shouty vocals and a perfectly ramshackle delivery from all involved. Imagine the stooges with less expensive equipment to play around with. This vinyl version is mastered in old school mono for pure authenticity. May 2008-Lp-Tombstone-€20.99

Pivot-In the blood-The first ep on the warp label from brand new signings pivot. With battles already on their roster you can see quite quickly what drew their attention to these forward thinking math rockers. This instrumental outfit mash up futuristic math rock sounds with the kind of breakbeat hip hop sounds of the likes of four tet and end up with something that sounds like don caballero doing battle with aphex twin. It does have a similar kind of vibe to battles but this is much more hard hitting and electronic based. Also features didnt i furious along with rustie and clark remixes on the flip side. May 2008-12"-Warp-€7.50

Raconteurs-Consolers of the lonely [with free button badge]-Album number two from this underground supergroup featuring jack white from the white strips, brendan benson along with jack lawrence and patrick keeler from the greenhornes. The album is another truly excellent journey through the many ages of classic american rock with everything from zeppelin like seventies rock to sixties garage pop to bluegrass tinged rock n roll to pure old school barroom blues rock. Its full of classic guitar riff action and plenty of fuzzed up grunge sounds with plenty of comparisons to the earlier white stripes albums. Its possibly even better than the first album. Comes very lavishly packaged in a three part fold out heavy card sleeve and is pressed on two mighty slabs of heavyweight vinyl too. April 2008-2lp-Xl-€17.99

Radiohead-In rainbows-After a much overhyped pr campaign the new radiohead album gets a proper physical release on the xl label. The album brings to mind the more intimate sounds of recent albums like hail to the thief and even thom yorkes mostly electronic based solo album the eraser. The album plays almost like a best of every sound this outfit have produced over the last ten years even delving into the minimal experimentalism of the classic ok computer. Its got everything from rumbling bass heavy alt rock sounds right down to piano led ballads. Another exceptional album from a band still streets ahead of the pack in this genre. December 2007-Cd-Xl-€16.99

Reed, lou-Transformer-Lou reed solo album from 1972, features the classic tracks perfect day, walk on the wild side and satellite of love, heavy vinyl repressing in the original sleeve, re-issued 2001-Lp-Rca-€12.99

Retribution gospel choir-Retribution gospel choir-Brand new project from alan sparhawk aka guitarist and singer with low. The band also features eric pollard on drums and matt livingston on bass. Mimi parker from low also makes an appearence on vocals on one track. This is very much a noisy more rocking sound compared to sparhawks work with low. Its a sound much more rooted in neil youngs crazy horse or red house painters than anything else. The album was actually produced by mark kozelek. Its full of fuzzed up guitars and slow building rootsy rock tunes with lots of explosive guitar moments and a fair sprinkling of heavy guitar solo action. May 2008-Cd-Cycle-€17.99

Rocket from the crypt-Rip [live dvd and cd double pack]-Features a 20 track live cd and a 26 track live dvd. Recorded at their last ever show in san diego in 2005. Rocket from the crypt were and probably always will be one of the finest live best of all time in our opinion, if you have ever seen them then you will know what i mean. They were also one of the finest garage punk outfits of all time too. Fronted by the charasmatic speedo and backed by one of the tightest rock n roll bands these guys go all the way back to 1991 when they released paint as a fragrance and this live album opens up with their first track from that album. This live set is a classic best of with tracks from every album released throughout their career. The dvd features the entire show from start to finish. The only bad thing about this release is the final confirmation that the journey is over for speedo and company. A must have for any fan of top quality garage punk and old school scuzzy rock. March 2008-2cd-Vagrant-€13.99

Rough trade shops-Counter culture 2007-Double cd featuring some of the finest music released throughout 2007. Features tracks from woods, meg baird, alela diane, vampire weekend, jennifer gentle, soulsavers, wooden shjips, panda bear, miracle fortress, arthur and yu, glasvegas, the manhattan love suicides, effi briest, peggy sue and the pirates, lets wrestle, jeffrey lewis, fire engines, pete and the pirates, holy fuck, the tranzmitors, battant, supersilent, om, no age, battles, mika miko, magik markers, andrew liles, the dirty projectors, john maus, of montreal, dan le sac vs scroobius pip, von sudenfed, dan deacon, estus pirkle, frank hebly, justice, 180 gs, julian cope, comanechi and fucked up. Comes with a 20 page full colour fold out booklet. February 2008-2cd-Rough trade-€18.99

Scott heron, gil-Pieces of a man-This is probably the album that made gil scott heron most famous as opens with the track the revolution will not be televised, originally released in 1973 on rca records, other highlights include lady day and john coltrane, save the children, pieces of a man and home is where the hatred is, reissue on the flying dutchman label-Lp-Flying dutchman-€13.99

Scott heron, gil-The revolution will not be televised-An excellent reissue album featuring tracks from gil scott herons first three albums, a great introduction to his work, highlights include the revolution will not be televised, lady day and john coltrane, pieces of a man and whitey on the moon, comes in a lovely big gatefold sleeve too, compiled in 1998-Lp-Bmg-€13.99

Shaw, marlene-Cookin with blue note at montreux-Seven track live album originally released in 1973 on the blue note label, the ablum features george gaffney on piano, ed boyer on bass and harold jones on drums, the album sees shaw in a real laid back jazzy mode, features the show has begun, the song is you, you are the sunshine of my life, twisted, but for now, save the children and woman of the ghetto, reissue on the blue note label in the original sleeve-Lp-Blue note-€12.99

Shaw, marlene-Spice of life-Shaws second album from 1969 on the cadet label, a classic mix of sixties soul and early funk influences, features woman of the ghetto, california soul, liberation conversation, go away little boy, stormy monday and more gems, american reissue on the cadet label in the original sleeve, arranged by richard evans and charles spepney, american import reissue-Lp-Cadet-€13.99

Sigur ros-Ba ba ti ki di do-20 minute mini album featuring music written for merce cunninghams split sides performance, july 2004-12"-Emi-€8.99

Sigur ros-Hvarf heim-Limited edition double cd version which comes in a intricate two sided sleeve. The package features two very different albums to coincide with the release of the film haima. The first cd hvarf features five brand new electric recordings from the band, the second cd heim features six live acoustic versions of older tracks. Its really hard to believe these tracks are recorded acoustically as they are up their with tracks from the first album agaetis byrjun for dynamics and volume. Stunning stuff. November 2007-2cd-Emi-€18.99

Silver mt zion-13 blues for thirteen moons-The fifth full length album from this montreal based collective featuring ex members of godspeed and several other outfits on the constellation records roster. The album carries on the theme of their previous album horses in the sky with the addition again of the tra la la band. Efrim from godspeed is back in vocal duties again with album having full vocal tracks on nearly every track. Their blues like dirges are quite reminscent at times to the sleazy swamp rock of the swans with plenty of their own trademark meandering post rock guitar riff action. Its full of cacophonous explosive sounds breaking down into some really beautiful scratchy violin led sounds more akin to some early godspeed. Features four beautifully long expansive pieces of music with a really rustic rough edge to it. Comes in a lovely card gatefold sleeve. April 2008-Cd-Constallation-€16.99

Silver mt zion-13 blues for thirteen moons [limited double vinyl]-The fifth full length album from this montreal based collective featuring ex members of godspeed and several other outfits on the constellation records roster. The album carries on the theme of their previous album horses in the sky with the addition again of the tra la la band. Efrim from godspeed is back in vocal duties again with album having full vocal tracks on nearly every track. Their blues like dirges are quite reminscent at times to the sleazy swamp rock of the swans with plenty of their own trademark meandering post rock guitar riff action. Its full of cacophonous explosive sounds breaking down into some really beautiful scratchy violin led sounds more akin to some early godspeed. Features four beautifully long expansive pieces of music with a really rustic rough edge to it. Comes in a beautiful heavy card sleeve with cutout in the back with a foldout poster and printed inner sleeve. Double vinyl pressing. April 2008-2lp-Constallation-€18.99

Silver, horace-The united states of mind phase two – total response-This album was originally released in 1970 on the ecaroh music label, features cecil bridgewater on trumpet, harold vick on sax, horace silver on piano, richie resnicoff on guitars, bob cranshaw on bass and mickey roker on drums, features im aware of the animals within me, wont you open up your senses, what kind of animal am i, old mother nature calls, i had a little talk, acid pot or pills, total response, soul searchin and big business, reissue on the blue note label, comes in the original gatefold sleeve too-Lp-Blue note-€12.99

Sons and daughters-This gift-Brand new album from the domino outfit sons and daughters. The album was produced by bernard butler and also features robbie stern of cajun dance party on violin. These guys have found the perfect middle ground between shouty indie rock, sixties motown like pop sounds and sleazy driving garage rock. There are moments of classic sixties girl group stomp along with tons of totally catchy garage like indie pop. There is a wee bit of the hard edged spirit of the likes of elastica with a bit of the attitude of both the c86 sound and the sounds of the riot grrrl movement. Its also the most infectiously catchy album they have made to date with every song packed with catchy hooks and singalong choruses. February 2008-Cd-Domino-€16.99

Speck mountain-Summer above-This three piece first came to our attention on the wonderufl bearded ladies compilation on the finders keepers label with the opening track hey moon, which thankfully appears on this debut albom too. These guys call to mind some truly heavenly blend of the rambling sounds of galaxy 500 and the ethereal folk like sounds of mazzy star. The album features some beautifully rambling almost folk like sounds. Marie claire balabanian possesses one of those perfect sultry voices that falls somewhere between hope sandoval and cat power behind which is layered the most beautiful reverb laden guitar sounds and lush organs. Quite simply this is one of those perfect late night albums. April 2008-Cd-Peacefrog-€13.99

Spook of the thirteenth lock-The spook of the thirteenth lock-The wonderful debut album from dublin based outfit on the transduction label. The band is fronted by former holy ghost father alan blighe. This is quite possibly one of the finest and most diverse collections of trad tinged irish folk you will hear in quite some time. Its not often you can use the words trad, post rock, pogues and prog rock in the same review but this here album has a bit of all that and much much more. From track to track you could be listening to the pogues and then suddenly planxty appear before hypnotic guitars take you off on a totally prog like post rock experience. I simply love albums that challenge both your ears and mind whilst listening but the other beauty of this one here is the fact that every single listen gives you something else completely different back. Dont let it be twenty years before people realise just how good this band are. May 2008-Cd-Transduction-€11.99

Subtle-Exiting arm [special offer, normally retails at €18.99]-Part three in the subtle trilogy of albums which also featured a new white and last years for hero for fool. The lex label has continuously tried to stretch the boundaries of leftfield hip hop and this new subtle collection takes the sound on just another step further. With a sound deeply rooted in blissful laid back underground hip hop this album just piles on lots of live instruments over the mix. Its beautifully soulful at times whilst also featuring some exceptional production and digital processing. Psychedelic hip hop indie rock, now theres a mouthful. June 2008-2lp-Lex-€16.99

Tapes n tapes-Walk it off-Album number two from tapes n tapes on the xl label and the follow up to the rather excellent album the loon from 2006. This one was produced by dave fridmann and features a much bigger rock based sound which actually works really really well with their brand of jagged indie rock. There is still plenty of that fuzzed up slacker rock in here with something akin to a more funky pixies along with more of that technically intricate sound of the likes of arcade fire. April 2008-Cd-Xl-€16.50

Tapes n tapes-Walk it off [double vinyl]-Album number two from tapes n tapes on the xl label and the follow up to the rather excellent album the loon from 2006. This one was produced by dave fridmann and features a much bigger rock based sound which actually works really really well with their brand of jagged indie rock. There is still plenty of that fuzzed up slacker rock in here with something akin to a more funky pixies along with more of that technically intricate sound of the likes of arcade fire. Limited edition double vinyl pressing. May 2008-2lp-Xl-€17.99

Ting tings-We started nothing-The debut album from this english two piece. Features the much sought after single thats not my name along with new single great dj. Its a real blast of uptempo rhythmic underground pop with live drums and lots of programmed beats and sampled loops. At times it kind of reminds me of a more raw garage pop take on the pure pop sounds of the likes of the b52s. Its got a bit of everything from raw gritty pop to laid back soulful sounds. June 2008-Cd-Sony-€14.99

Vampire weekend-Mansard roof-The first single to be taken from their self titled debut album now out on the xl label. A short blast of kooky indie rock with hints of african guitar strumming coming on like a more intricate pixies meets arcade fire. Infectiously catchy stuff. Also features ladies of cambridge on the flip side. February 2008-7"-Abeano-€3.99

Vampire weekend-Vampire weekend-New york based outfit now signed to the xl label with their infectiously catchy new take on the sounds of quirky indie rock. These guys have everything from the edgy indie rock of the likes of arcade fire or broken social scene to the bass driven slighly funky post punk of talking heads with little hints of funky afro jazz thrown in for good measure. Pure guitar driven alt rock sounds seamlessy and very gently morph into afro tinged funky post punk vibes laced with lush strings. Imagine arcade fire jamming with fela kuti, talking heads and final fantasy. A totally absorbing and highly original souding album. February 2008-Cd-Xl-€16.99

Velvet underground-Another view-A collection of rare and unreleased tracks from 1967 to 1969. The album was originally compiled in 1986 and has been out of print on vinyl for many years now. Now reissued on the 4 men with beards label on heavy 180 gram vinyl. The band at the time featured john cale, lou reed, sterling morrison, marueen tucker and doug yule. The album features a collection of unreleased gems along with rough instrumental demos. The opening track were gonna have a goodtime together is worth the admission price alone. 2007-Lp-4 men with beards-€18.99

Walker, scott-Scott 4-Walkers 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 2008-Lp-4 men with beards-€18.99

Wayfaring strangers-Guitar soli [double vinyl]-Guitar soli explores the solo guitar movement from 1966 to 1981 and features a host of treats with the usual high quality mark that the numero group are known for at this stage. The album features some truly stunning solo acoustic guitar pieces from the likes of ted lucas, daniel hecht, dan lambert, jim ohlschmidt, tom smith, mark lang, richard crandell, stephen cohen, william eaton, george cromarty, scott witte, brad chequer, dwayne canna and dana westover. The album comes really beautifully packaged in a heavy card gatefold sleeve with detailed liner notes on the two inner sleeves. May 2008-2lp-Numero group-€22.99

Whipping boy-Submarine-The debut album from irelands whipping boy, finally available again on cd, this album has been out of print for far too many years, recorded way back in 1991, features 10 cuts of pure raw sounding whipping boy, features safari, beatle, sushi, favourite sister, astronaut blues, bettyclean, buffalo, snow, valentine 69 and submarine, may 2006-Cd-Whipping boy recordings-€17.99

White williams-Smoke-The debut album from white williams on the domino offshoot label double six. Williams has previously worked with the tigerbeat6 label. This album features some really catchy and at times rather funky electronic pop and rock sounds. At times comparable to the punk funk sounds of the tom tom club and then other times sounding like a more gritty prince. The album has a lovely loose laid back feel about it where funky bass lines are layered with loops of chunky synths and williams summer pop vocal delivery. May 2008-Cd-Double six-€13.99

Whitest boy alive-Golden cage-Taken from the debut album from whitest boy alive aka erlend oye from kings of convenience. The track is a really catchy piece of pure indie pop blended with some lazy seventies folk pop sounds to create something altogether timeless. It sounds like it could have come out of any era between the seventies and late nineties with little hints of classic eighties pop along with plenty of modern electronic sounds. Try to imagine the likes of phoenix with lots of added jangly guitars. The ep also features some totally seventies disco like remixes from fred falke including an instrumental and a vocal mix. April 2008-12"–€8.99

Wonder, stevie-Talking book-Classic stevie wonder album from 1972 on the tamla motown label, features you are the sunshine of my life, superstition, maybe your baby, big brother, youve got it bad girl, tuesday heartbreak and many more gems, us import reissue in the original gatefold sleeve-Lp-Tamla motown-€13.99

Xiu xiu-Women as lovers [limited edition with bonus dvd]-The first album from xiu xiu on the kill rock stars label having already released several albums on 5 rue christine. On this new album xiu xiu features long time member jamie stewart along with devon hoff, caralee mcelroy and ches smith. The album features 14 cuts of skewed indie pop and lo fi weirdness. The album also features a rather superbly weird cover of the david bowie track under pressure with former swans vocalist michael gira on vocals. January 2008 [this version comes with a bonus dvd called whats your problem featuring 16 music videos and more]-2cd-Kill rock stars-€16.99

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SECOND HAND VINYL  – if you have a collection of old vinyl that you would like to trade in for cash or just swap them for new stock in the store, then please drop me an email (info@roadrecs.com) with a list of what you have and I will get back to you with a price for them. If you have a big collection we can even come and collect it from your house. Please note we only buy second hand vinyl albums, no cd’s anymore.

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Our website will now be updated every day now. We are going to keep the mailout to once a week, but if you want to check on stock coming in midweek then please check out the webpage for any early arrivals. Thank You Please !

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Ticket Sales (This is a list of tickets we have on sale in the store. Please note we don’t sell tickets online or over the phone, you simply call in to us and buy them the old fashioned way over the counter. Please please don’t ask us to hold tickets for you, we can’t do it and it causes us major headaches when you ask, no exceptions.)
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December 13th – Electric Six – Acadamy – €18.50

December 6th – Ben Kweller – Whelans – €17.50

November 29th-Nouvelle Vague – Tripod – €23.50

November 23rd-Chatham County Line -Crawdaddy – €17.00

November 20th-Fred Eaglesmith -Crawdaddy – €15.00

November 10th – Built To Spill – Academy – €21.00

November 7th – Okkervill River – Academy – €22.00

November 2nd – Dr Dog – Whelans – €14.50

October 30th-Wallis Bird-Button Factory-€17.00

October 25th-Erin McKeown-Sugar Club-€21.00

October 24th-Trans Am-Village-€20.00

October 12th-This Will Destroy You-Whelans-€15.50

October 11th-Collapsing Cities-Crawdaddy-€15.00

October 7th-Bon Iver-Tripod-€23.50

October 2nd-Walter Trout with Band-Whelans-€27.50

October 1st – Subtle – Whelans- €15.00

September 29th – British Sea Power – Academy – €24.00

September 27th-Ladyhawk-Crawdaddy-€15.00

September 27th-Amanda Palmer-The Acadamy-€16.00

September 26th-The Stone Roses Experience-The Acadamy-€16.00

September 26th-Bowerbirds-Crawdaddy-€15.00

September 20th-Sun Kil Moon-Acadamy-€24.00

September 10th – Calexico-Tripod-€28.00

August-29th-31st – Electric Picnic (Weekend camping tickets)-Stradbally Hall, Co. Laois-€242.00

August 21st – Fucked Up – Whelans – €14.50

August 19th – Tokyo Police Club – Whelans – €18.50

August 17th – Hammell On Trial – Whelans – €20.00

August 17th – War On Drugs – Crawdaddy – €15.00

August 16th – Mystery Jets – Crawdaddy – €15.00

August 7th – Shapeshifter- Crawdaddy – €16.00

August 6th – Acid Mothers Temple& The Cosmic Inferno – Whelans- €15.00

August 5th – Jose Gonzalez – The Academy – €31.00

August 3rd – Bonde Do Role – Pod/Crawdaddy – €23.50

August 1st to 3rd – Mantua Festival – Roscommon – €82.00

July 31st-Howe Gelb-Whelans – €22.50

July 31st-Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir-Crawdaddy – €15.00

July 30th-A Sunny Day In Glasgow-Upstairs at Whelans – €13.50

July 29th-Andy Irvine and his Australian Friends-€22.50

July 28th-Daniel Johnston & Friends-Whelans-€23.50

July 26th -Nina Nastasia- Crawdaddy- €15.00

July 25th -Black Affair- Crawdaddy- €16.00

July 25th -Juliet Turner- Whelans- €22.50

July 24th – Mark Ronson – Tripod – €26.00

July 16th-Shearwater-Whelans-€15.00

July 19th-MC5-Button Factory-€21.00

July 15th – Alphabeat – Whelans – €15.50

July 14th-Earth-Whelans-€16.00

July 14th-Toots and the Maytals-Tripod-€28.50

July 10th – Venetian Snares – Andrews Lane Theatre (early show) – €16.00

July 8th – Operator Please – Crawdaddy – €15.00

July 8th-Magnetic Fields-Vicar St.-€34.00

July 8th-Joe Bonamassa & Band-Village-€26.00

July 7th – Lupe Fiasco – Tripod – €35.00

July 6th -Kevin Burke & Cal Scott – Whelans – €25.00

July 4th – Bootsy Collins – Tripod – €45.50

July 4th-GnR (Tribute)-Village-€15.00

July 4th-Adrian Crowley-Crawdaddy-€15.00

July 1st – Booka Shade / Soundtrack 08 – Tripod €29.50

July 1st – Laura Marling – Whelans – €17.00

July 1st-Siouxie-Tripod-€35.50

June 29th – Australian Nirvana – Crawdaddy – €16.00

June 28th / 29th – Drumacanoo Punk Picnic [Letterkenny] – €52.00

June 28th – Summer In The City – Whelans – €29.00

June 28th – Morrissey/New York Dolls – Royal Hospital Kilmainham – €56.00

June 27th – Kathleen Edwards -Whelans – €117.50

June 27th – Hoodoo Gurus – Button Factory – €16.00

June 26th – Horace Andy – Tripod – €26.00

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Dublin 2,
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