安全なお買い物

Studio equipment

Our full range of studio equipment from all the leading equipment and software brands. Guaranteed fast delivery and low prices.

Visit Juno Studio

安全なお買い物

DJ equipment

Our full range of DJ equipment from all the leading equipment and software brands. Guaranteed fast delivery and low prices.Visit Juno DJ

View:
Options
150/117(ページ1/3)の商品
1  2  3  »
The Center Won't Hold (gatefold 180 gram vinyl LP)
Cat: 779084 1. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. The Center Won't Hold (3:05)
  2. Hurry On Home (2:47)
  3. Reach Out (3:27)
  4. Can I Go On (3:33)
  5. Restless (2:46)
  6. Ruins (5:17)
  7. Love (2:20)
  8. Bad Dance (2:43)
  9. The Future Is Here (3:01)
  10. The Dog/The Body (4:17)
  11. Broken (3:09)
Review: Socio-political commentary abounds Sleater-Kinney's latest. The title references Yeats' "The Second Coming", and while the catalyst for this call for help isn't clear we are so desperately lost as a civilisation, bound by the chains of what Adam Curtis calls oh dear-ism, the specific sickness is irrelevant. Our symptoms are universal. This is clearest on "Can I Go On". In contrast to the aforementioned, with its furious guitars and anguished vocals, it's a poppier, almost-80s affair. Yet it discusses exhausted, wired-in people, questioning if we are worth saving. Perhaps "Love" will help? A jerking, proto-electro infused effort that charts (presumably) the band's early years touring in a van. When things made sense. But nostalgia isn't salvation, especially when the distorted vocals and scuzzy riffs of "Bad Dance" tell us to get down before it's all over. Hope lost in a deliciously textured, provocative record.
Read more
 in stock $19.03
The Center Won't Hold (gatefold 180 gram vinyl LP + 7" + stickers)
Cat: 779084 0. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. The Center Won't Hold (3:06)
  2. Hurry On Home (2:48)
  3. Reach Out (3:31)
  4. Can I Go On (3:30)
  5. Restless (2:47)
  6. Ruins (5:18)
  7. Love (2:16)
  8. Bad Dance (2:43)
  9. The Future Is Here (3:01)
  10. The Dog/The Body (4:15)
  11. Broken (3:05)
  12. Hurry On Home (2:52)
  13. The Dog/The Body (4:06)
Review: Socio-political commentary abounds Sleater-Kinney's latest. The title references Yeats' "The Second Coming", and while the catalyst for this call for help isn't clear we are so desperately lost as a civilisation, bound by the chains of what Adam Curtis calls oh dear-ism, the specific sickness is irrelevant. Our symptoms are universal. This is clearest on "Can I Go On". In contrast to the aforementioned, with its furious guitars and anguished vocals, it's a poppier, almost-80s affair. Yet it discusses exhausted, wired-in people, questioning if we are worth saving. Perhaps "Love" will help? A jerking, proto-electro infused effort that charts (presumably) the band's early years touring in a van. When things made sense. But nostalgia isn't salvation, especially when the distorted vocals and scuzzy riffs of "Bad Dance" tell us to get down before it's all over. Hope lost in a deliciously textured, provocative record.
Read more
 in stock $24.21
Cat: WEBB 570CD. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. RIDE
  2. Future Love
  3. Repetition
  4. Kill Switch
  5. Clouds Of Saint Marie
  6. Eternal Recurrence
  7. Fifteen Minutes
  8. Jump Jet
  9. Dial Up
  10. End Game
  11. Shadows Behind The Sun
  12. In This Room
Review: With so much at stake when seminal outfits decide to get back together it's understandable people usually greet the news of reunification with a degree of skepticism. But if RIDE's first epilogue didn't confirm it, their second post-comeback album should; sometimes a return is exactly what we needed. Tracks like "Future Love", "Jump Jet" and "Fifteen Minutes" stand up as excellent in their own right. At its most adventurous and confident, "This Is Not A Safe Place" is a startling work of extraordinary daring. RIDE sound as powerful and room-filling as it does hypnotic. "Repetition" vacuum packs a party in sharp, staccato goodness, "Kill Switch" takes us into dark, edgy territories, high pitched chord refrains and crashing cymbals creating an air of menace. So, if we didn't say it already, welcome back.
Read more
 in stock $9.59
This Is Not A Safe Place (gatefold 2xLP + insert + MP3 download code)
Cat: WEBB 570LP. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. RIDE (2:59)
  2. Future Love (3:37)
  3. Repetition (3:21)
  4. Kill Switch (2:46)
  5. Clouds Of Saint Marie (3:53)
  6. Eternal Recurrence (5:51)
  7. Fifteen Minutes (3:15)
  8. Jump Jet (5:13)
  9. Dial Up (3:40)
  10. End Game (3:35)
  11. Shadows Behind The Sun (4:00)
  12. In This Room (8:41)
Review: With so much at stake when seminal outfits decide to get back together it's understandable people usually greet the news of reunification with a degree of skepticism. But if RIDE's first epilogue didn't confirm it, their second post-comeback album should; sometimes a return is exactly what we needed. Tracks like "Future Love", "Jump Jet" and "Fifteen Minutes" stand up as excellent in their own right. At its most adventurous and confident, "This Is Not A Safe Place" is a startling work of extraordinary daring. RIDE sound as powerful and room-filling as it does hypnotic. "Repetition" vacuum packs a party in sharp, staccato goodness, "Kill Switch" takes us into dark, edgy territories, high pitched chord refrains and crashing cymbals creating an air of menace. So, if we didn't say it already, welcome back.
Read more
 in stock $23.17
The Other Room (orange vinyl LP)
Cat: CLUE 050. Rel: 12 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Sky Burial (3:08)
  2. Strange Things (3:08)
  3. Right Machine (4:09)
  4. Silver Tongue (3:20)
  5. Ad Nauseam (4:03)
  6. Honesty Box (3:14)
  7. Bonfire Night (3:22)
  8. Out On A Limb (4:15)
  9. Thinking Backwards (2:51)
  10. Jupiter (2:21)
  11. Red Shift (2:45)
  12. Elsewhere (5:13)
Review: Having established a name for themselves with energetic riffs and ignorance towards safe volumes, the latest long-player from London trio Crushed Breaks isn't so much a departure from previous outings as a crescendo. The elements we've come to love them for are- at times quite literally- boiling over here. Heat being the operative intense feeling in this instance. Designed, and destined, to fill cavernous rooms, tracks like "Ad Nauseam" and "Thinking Backwards" stand at the most accessible or universal. "Silver Tongue" almost borders on balladry, albeit apparently conceived under the watchful eye of Stone Roses' eternal spirit. Numbers like "Red Shift", meanwhile, joins the likes of "Honesty Box", with much more raucous musicality invoking some of the great indie rock 'n' roll rebels, in the best possible way.
Read more
 in stock $17.03
Cat: 085000 7715182. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. For Everything
  2. More Is Less
  3. Green & Blue
  4. Slowdance I
  5. Slowdance II
  6. On Twisted Ground
  7. Feeling Fades
  8. Don't Cling To Life
  9. How The Streets Adore Me Now
  10. Love, Love, Love
Review: The weight of expectation has been lifted. Having turned heads in the right places with breakout track "More Is Less", Dublin's The Murder Capital fulfil the promise of being Ireland's next great guitar hope by delivering a staggering debut album that's powerful yet subtle, uplifting and outward looking yet dark and introverted. No walking contradiction, it's an accomplished and entirely human record. It also sounds as tight as you could ask for. Produced by none other than Flood, whose credits are good enough to drop any jaw (PJ Harvey, Foals, New Order), for evidence just stop to consider the top end hooks and percussive detail on single "Green & Blue", invoking Liars in pared-back post punk mode. Or the tense, unnerving introduction to opener "For Everything". By the time you hit "Don't Cling To Life", arguably the most emotionally charged and reflective here, hopes of walking away unmoved are done for.
Read more
 in stock $9.66
When I Have Fears (LP + booklet + MP3 download code)
Cat: 085000 7715205. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. For Everything (5:04)
  2. More Is Less (2:54)
  3. Green & Blue (6:18)
  4. Slowdance I (4:03)
  5. Slowdance II (3:12)
  6. On Twisted Ground (6:05)
  7. Feeling Fades (4:12)
  8. Don't Cling To Life (2:31)
  9. How The Streets Adore Me Now (4:33)
  10. Love, Love, Love (4:57)
Review: The weight of expectation has been lifted. Having turned heads in the right places with breakout track "More Is Less", Dublin's The Murder Capital fulfil the promise of being Ireland's next great guitar hope by delivering a staggering debut album that's powerful yet subtle, uplifting and outward looking yet dark and introverted. No walking contradiction, it's an accomplished and entirely human record. It also sounds as tight as you could ask for. Produced by none other than Flood, whose credits are good enough to drop any jaw (PJ Harvey, Foals, New Order), for evidence just stop to consider the top end hooks and percussive detail on single "Green & Blue", invoking Liars in pared-back post punk mode. Or the tense, unnerving introduction to opener "For Everything". By the time you hit "Don't Cling To Life", arguably the most emotionally charged and reflective here, hopes of walking away unmoved are done for.
Read more
 in stock $17.49
When I Have Fears (limited gatefold marbled vinyl LP + MP3 download code + booklet)
Cat: 085000 7715175. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. For Everything (5:09)
  2. More Is Less (2:55)
  3. Green & Blue (6:14)
  4. Slowdance I (4:18)
  5. Slowdance II (3:00)
  6. On Twisted Ground (6:06)
  7. Feeling Fades (4:13)
  8. Don't Cling To Life (2:33)
  9. How The Streets Adore Me Now (4:29)
  10. Love, Love, Love (4:58)
Review: The weight of expectation has been lifted. Having turned heads in the right places with breakout track "More Is Less", Dublin's The Murder Capital fulfil the promise of being Ireland's next great guitar hope by delivering a staggering debut album that's powerful yet subtle, uplifting and outward looking yet dark and introverted. No walking contradiction, it's an accomplished and entirely human record. It also sounds as tight as you could ask for. Produced by none other than Flood, whose credits are good enough to drop any jaw (PJ Harvey, Foals, New Order), for evidence just stop to consider the top end hooks and percussive detail on single "Green & Blue", invoking Liars in pared-back post punk mode. Or the tense, unnerving introduction to opener "For Everything". By the time you hit "Don't Cling To Life", arguably the most emotionally charged and reflective here, hopes of walking away unmoved are done for.
Read more
 in stock $22.59
Cat: 775415 9. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Can't Wait Forever
  2. Heaven Let Me In
  3. Silhouettes
  4. Offline
  5. Sleeptalking
  6. Kiss & Rewind
  7. Love Like Waves
  8. Lack Of Love
  9. Cry Wolf
  10. Almost Midnight
  11. Run The Wild Flowers
Review: Upbeat, upfront and wholeheartedly unapologetic, the return of Friendly Fires is about as proud as an album can be. After eight years off whatever soul searching took place has clearly paid off, even if only to give them the confidence to make these tracks. There's a pure 80s chart-disco vibe throughout the track list. From the breathiness of that "Baby I" line on "Can't Wait Forever" to the sexy and sleazy "Offline", which might as well be an homage to George Michael. It's no cheap parody, though, with enough accomplished musicality here to ensure that an instrumental pack would have club DJs with penchants for yacht pop chomping at the bit. Not least the frantic pace and punching kicks of "Almost Midnight", synth accents taking us closer to the outfit's debut than anything else here, perhaps with the exception of closer "Run The Wild Flowers".
Read more
 in stock $11.95
Inflorescent (limited heavyweight violet vinyl LP + MP3 download code with obi-strip)
Cat: 775415 8. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Can't Wait Forever (3:29)
  2. Heaven Let Me In (4:43)
  3. Silhouettes (4:00)
  4. Offline (3:32)
  5. Sleeptalking (3:33)
  6. Kiss & Rewind (4:05)
  7. Love Like Waves (4:29)
  8. Lack Of Love (4:18)
  9. Cry Wolf (3:47)
  10. Almost Midnight (4:15)
  11. Run The Wild Flowers (4:38)
Review: Upbeat, upfront and wholeheartedly unapologetic, the return of Friendly Fires is about as proud as an album can be. After eight years off whatever soul searching took place has clearly paid off, even if only to give them the confidence to make these tracks. There's a pure 80s chart-disco vibe throughout the track list. From the breathiness of that "Baby I" line on "Can't Wait Forever" to the sexy and sleazy "Offline", which might as well be an homage to George Michael. It's no cheap parody, though, with enough accomplished musicality here to ensure that an instrumental pack would have club DJs with penchants for yacht pop chomping at the bit. Not least the frantic pace and punching kicks of "Almost Midnight", synth accents taking us closer to the outfit's debut than anything else here, perhaps with the exception of closer "Run The Wild Flowers".
Read more
 in stock $23.41
Inflorescent (heavyweight vinyl LP + MP3 download code with obi-strip)
Cat: 775415 5. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Can't Wait Forever (3:29)
  2. Heaven Let Me In (4:40)
  3. Silhouettes (4:11)
  4. Offline (3:23)
  5. Sleeptalking (3:31)
  6. Kiss & Rewind (4:13)
  7. Love Like Waves (4:28)
  8. Lack Of Love (4:18)
  9. Cry Wolf (3:48)
  10. Almost Midnight (4:15)
  11. Run The Wild Flowers (4:38)
Review: Upbeat, upfront and wholeheartedly unapologetic, the return of Friendly Fires is about as proud as an album can be. After eight years off whatever soul searching took place has clearly paid off, even if only to give them the confidence to make these tracks. There's a pure 80s chart-disco vibe throughout the track list. From the breathiness of that "Baby I" line on "Can't Wait Forever" to the sexy and sleazy "Offline", which might as well be an homage to George Michael. It's no cheap parody, though, with enough accomplished musicality here to ensure that an instrumental pack would have club DJs with penchants for yacht pop chomping at the bit. Not least the frantic pace and punching kicks of "Almost Midnight", synth accents taking us closer to the outfit's debut than anything else here, perhaps with the exception of closer "Run The Wild Flowers".
Read more
 in stock $21.28
Cat: 779084 2. Rel: 16 Aug 19
Indie
  1. The Center Won't Hold
  2. Hurry On Home
  3. Reach Out
  4. Can I Go On
  5. Restless
  6. Ruins
  7. Love
  8. Bad Dance
  9. The Future Is Here
  10. The Dog/The Body
  11. Broken
Review: Socio-political commentary abounds Sleater-Kinney's latest. The title references Yeats' "The Second Coming", and while the catalyst for this call for help isn't clear we are so desperately lost as a civilisation, bound by the chains of what Adam Curtis calls oh dear-ism, the specific sickness is irrelevant. Our symptoms are universal. This is clearest on "Can I Go On". In contrast to the aforementioned, with its furious guitars and anguished vocals, it's a poppier, almost-80s affair. Yet it discusses exhausted, wired-in people, questioning if we are worth saving. Perhaps "Love" will help? A jerking, proto-electro infused effort that charts (presumably) the band's early years touring in a van. When things made sense. But nostalgia isn't salvation, especially when the distorted vocals and scuzzy riffs of "Bad Dance" tell us to get down before it's all over. Hope lost in a deliciously textured, provocative record.
Read more
 in stock $9.61
Conditions (10th Anniversary Edition) (limited gatefold white vinyl LP)
Cat: 405053 8525199. Rel: 13 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Love Lost (3:35)
  2. Rest (3:30)
  3. Sweet Disposition (3:54)
  4. Down River (3:48)
  5. Soldier On (5:58)
  6. Fader (3:09)
  7. Fools (4:35)
  8. Resurrection (5:36)
  9. Science Of Fear (4:20)
  10. Drum Song (3:21)
Review: It's the album that shot them to glory in one fell swoop, hitting stores at a time when the BBC had just listed Australia's great indie hope in the taste-making Sound of 2009 list. And, as this 10th anniversary special edition proves, the record has lost none of its emotional power or infectious musicality in that time. Opening with the pared back-yet-desperate "Love Lost", the tone is set for a record that packs as much punch as it does reel from the punishments life so readily hands out. Veering between bruised and ballsy, quiet and confident, tracks like "Rest" and lead single "Sweet Disposition" position them among the most vital and arresting guitar outfits on the scene. Soaring vocals, arpeggiated chords and frantic crescendos abound. On the stylistic flip, "Fools" and "Soldier On" showcase a far more delicate musicality, revealing a band as heartbroken as they are heartfelt.
Read more
 in stock $24.21
Braindrops (coloured vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: JNR 299LPC1. Rel: 23 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Paradise (6:14)
  2. The Planet Of Straw Men (4:54)
  3. Who's My Eugene? (4:41)
  4. The Happiest Guy Around (4:28)
  5. Maria 62 (3:53)
  6. Braindrops (6:39)
  7. Aspirin (5:25)
  8. Desert Sands Of Venus (3:56)
  9. Maria 63 (8:00)
Review: You know the crew mean business, or at least mean not to give a flying guitar what you think, when they call themselves Tropical Fuck Storm. Perhaps what's most surprising, then, is the troupe's second album proves beyond doubt that despite the name, their music is accomplished and, while challenging at times, instantly enjoyable. The fact that Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin are also members of The Drones should tell you everything there is to know here. TFS is as logical a progression into an artsy, unpolished and unapologetic unknown as could ever be possible when you consider these guys are disinterested in playing anything by numbers. Logic is perhaps not the operative word, then. Like the unkept character propping up your local bar who suddenly reveals themselves to be a borderline-musical genius, respectfully avoiding the cliche of addressing individual tracks is the least we can do.
Read more
 in stock $19.27
From Here (gatefold 180 gram vinyl 2xLP + insert + MP3 download code)
Cat: 0214206 EMU. Rel: 23 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Passing Through (6:00)
  2. Never Arriving (4:57)
  3. The Weather (4:53)
  4. End Of Days (4:09)
  5. Great Disguise (4:36)
  6. Conversation (4:15)
  7. Where I Am (4:30)
  8. Hard Way (4:40)
  9. Watch & Learn (3:38)
  10. Maps (3:52)
  11. Setting Sun (6:02)
  12. From Here (7:10)
Review: It has been three years since we had an album from the mighty New Model Army. Plenty has changed about the world since- much of it not for the better. Reassuringly, though, this is equally if not more powerful an outing than its predecessor. In many ways, it's one of their strongest in some time, making intentions clear from the off with the loud, layered and textured tension builder "Passing Through" recalling acclaimed early albums. The outfit apparently quipped that for all their differences they share commonality in a love of bleak, cold, rugged landscapes typified by snow, rock and water. These influences can be clearly heard here. Even in quieter moments, such as "Hard Way", things couldn't feel more removed from a warm fire and comfortable room. It's a wild, almost primitive soundtrack to an adventure across a new yet familiar wilderness, with Justin Sullivan's vocals and compositions as a guide.
Read more
 in stock $21.74
From Here (CD in hard-back book sleeve)
Cat: 0214205 EMU. Rel: 23 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Passing Through
  2. Never Arriving
  3. The Weather
  4. End Of Days
  5. Great Disguise
  6. Conversation
  7. Where I Am
  8. Hard Way
  9. Watch & Learn
  10. Maps
  11. Setting Sun
  12. From Here
Review: It has been three years since we had an album from the mighty New Model Army. Plenty has changed about the world since- much of it not for the better. Reassuringly, though, this is equally if not more powerful an outing than its predecessor. In many ways, it's one of their strongest in some time, making intentions clear from the off with the loud, layered and textured tension builder "Passing Through" recalling acclaimed early albums. The outfit apparently quipped that for all their differences they share commonality in a love of bleak, cold, rugged landscapes typified by snow, rock and water. These influences can be clearly heard here. Even in quieter moments, such as "Hard Way", things couldn't feel more removed from a warm fire and comfortable room. It's a wild, almost primitive soundtrack to an adventure across a new yet familiar wilderness, with Justin Sullivan's vocals and compositions as a guide.
Read more
 in stock $14.51
Cat: JNR 299CD. Rel: 23 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Paradise
  2. The Planet Of Straw Men
  3. Who's My Eugene?
  4. The Happiest Guy Around
  5. Maria 62
  6. Braindrops
  7. Aspirin
  8. Desert Sands Of Venus
  9. Maria 63
Review: You know the crew mean business, or at least mean not to give a flying guitar what you think, when they call themselves Tropical Fuck Storm. Perhaps what's most surprising, then, is the troupe's second album proves beyond doubt that despite the name, their music is accomplished and, while challenging at times, instantly enjoyable. The fact that Gareth Liddiard and Fiona Kitschin are also members of The Drones should tell you everything there is to know here. TFS is as logical a progression into an artsy, unpolished and unapologetic unknown as could ever be possible when you consider these guys are disinterested in playing anything by numbers. Logic is perhaps not the operative word, then. Like the unkept character propping up your local bar who suddenly reveals themselves to be a borderline-musical genius, respectfully avoiding the cliche of addressing individual tracks is the least we can do.
Read more
 in stock $11.34
Anak Ko (cassette + MP3 download code)
Cat: PRC 390MC. Rel: 23 Aug 19
Indie
  1. If You Want It (3:20)
  2. Superbike (3:59)
  3. Peace Out (4:25)
  4. Devotion (3:38)
  5. Nighttime Drive (3:20)
  6. Tenderness (4:06)
  7. Anak Ko (3:44)
  8. Crown (4:43)
  9. Get Well (4:04)
Review: By the time you reach the muffled, eccentric opening bars of "Tenderness", just past halfway on "Anak Ko", Jay Som's remit is clear. The Los Angeles singer-songwriter has left her shoes, or rather shoegaze, behind. This time she's walking barefoot through a lo-fi musical tapestry, baring soles and heartbreak while musing on the importance of self-value. Highlights are plentiful throughout, from the head-noddingly agreeable "Nighttime Drive" to the jerking, grunge-y "Peace Out", it's equal parts gorgeous and effortlessly- not to mention breathily- cool, sexy and surprising. Perhaps what's most reassuring, though, is that there's every chance this could all come across as affected and a little too self-aware. Nothing could be further from the truth from what we can hear- an honest work representing the next step in the evolution of a truly exciting American indie talent.
Read more
 in stock $13.58
Cat: RR 74322. Rel: 20 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Turn Away The Bad Thing
  2. In The Spirit World Now
  3. Further I Was
  4. Track 4
  5. Presaging The End
  6. Say Goodbye To Them
  7. We Can Be Free
  8. Track 8
  9. Years Of Love
  10. Never Gonna Die Now
  11. I Want More
  12. From Another Age
  13. Track 13
  14. Calming Water
Review: You could be forgiven for questioning the Californian roots of Ceremony. Then again, it's a big old state. Big enough, apparently, to hide one of the most vital movements in British music in its midst. Evidently no coincidence that the band's name nods to a seminal slice of Joy Division, while post punk never disappeared this 14-strong collection is enough to trick anyone into thinking they'd woken up in the genre's explosive heyday. "Turn Away The Bad Thing" sets the record straight as album opener. Intense, punchy, visceral and- crucially- incredibly catchy, Ross Farrar's lyrics arrive with rock 'n' roll's unapologetic edge. It's a case of one track and you're in. It's also perhaps the rawest offering here, synths and electronics gradually demanding more attention as the LP progresses. "From Another Age", for example, places bouncing keys centre stage as pseudo-guitar riffs. Basically buy it, buy it now.
Read more
 in stock $11.12
Cat: STRUT 204LPX. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Yoko Ono - "Walking On Thin Ice" (re-edit) (7:19)
  2. Liquid Liquid - "Cavern" (5:22)
  3. Loose Joints - "Tell You (Today)" (vocal) (6:57)
  4. Ian Dury & The Seven Seas Players - "Spasticus Autisticus" (version) (6:57)
  5. Material - "Over & Over" (long version) (5:38)
  6. Was (Not Was) - "Wheel Me Out" (7:12)
  7. Dinosaur - "Kiss Me Again" (6:53)
  8. Don Cherry - "I Walk" (3:14)
  9. Common Sense - "Voices Inside My Head" (6:29)
  10. Nicky Siano - "Move" (5:45)
  11. Indian Ocean - "School Bell/Treehouse" (10:13)
Review: Second time around for Joey Negro and Sean P's peerless collection of post-punk era New York club cuts, a compilation that proved hugely influential when it was first released way back in 2000. The track listing strangely omits one track present on the original release (the full 16-minute version of Steve Miller Band's "Macho City"), but otherwise it's a faithful reproduction. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the eccentric electrofunk of Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" and P-funk influenced strut of Material's "Over And Over", to the skittish jazz-goes-dub disco bustle of Don Cherry's "I Walk" and the low-slung percussive voodoo of Nicky Siano's "Move". The undisputed master of NYC leftfield disco, Arthur Russell, is represented via cuts from Loose Joints, Dinosaur and Indian Ocean.
Read more
 in stock $26.48
Cat: STRUT 204CD. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Yoko Ono - "Walking On Thin Ice" (re-edit)
  2. Liquid Liquid - "Cavern"
  3. Loose Joints - "Tell You (Today)" (vocal)
  4. Ian Dury & The Seven Seas Players - "Spasticus Autisticus" (version)
  5. Material - "Over & Over"
  6. Was (Not Was) - "Wheel Me Out"
  7. Dinosaur - "Kiss Me Again"
  8. Don Cherry - "I Walk"
  9. Common Sense - "Voices Inside My Head"
  10. Nicky Siano - "Move"
  11. Indian Ocean - "School Bell/Tree House"
Review: Second time around for Joey Negro and Sean P's peerless collection of post-punk era New York club cuts, a compilation that proved hugely influential when it was first released way back in 2000. The track listing strangely omits one track present on the original release (the full 16-minute version of Steve Miller Band's "Macho City"), but otherwise it's a faithful reproduction. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the eccentric electrofunk of Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" and P-funk influenced strut of Material's "Over And Over", to the skittish jazz-goes-dub disco bustle of Don Cherry's "I Walk" and the low-slung percussive voodoo of Nicky Siano's "Move". The undisputed master of NYC leftfield disco, Arthur Russell, is represented via cuts from Loose Joints, Dinosaur and Indian Ocean.
Read more
Played by: Pete Haigh
 in stock $11.28
Forever Turned Around (limited coloured vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: SC 377LPC1. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Giving Up (3:11)
  2. Used To Be Lonely (3:43)
  3. Before I Know It (2:30)
  4. Song For Ty (2:46)
  5. Valleys (My Love) (3:53)
  6. Rhododendron (1:59)
  7. My Lfie Alone (3:07)
  8. Day & Night (2:41)
  9. Friend Of Mine (4:08)
  10. Forever Turned Around (3:50)
Review: From the moment opening track "Giving Up" hits you with its timeless pop rock romanticism you're immediately transported to some bygone era, when the charts really meant something, everything on the radio inspired boy-meeting-girl, vice versa, or indeed non-binary-meeting-non-binary. You know - when things were right with the world. Dangerously close to pastiche, the quality of the songwriting and infectious instrumentation elevate this second long form from Chicago's greatest hope(s) to a whole other level. Listen to the brass work on "Rhododendron", a jaunty walk in the park after that surprisingly good first date. "Valleys (My Love)" anthemic chorus and lilting strings. The crooning guitars of "Before I Know It". These tracks pay homage to golden era love songs, when mainstream was experimental because so little had come before. And yet they all stand up today - mesmerising proof that fashions come and go, but style is omnipresent.
Read more
 in stock $19.70
Forever Turned Around (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: SC 377LP. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Giving Up (3:08)
  2. Used To Be Lonely (3:43)
  3. Before I Know It (2:31)
  4. Song For Ty (2:47)
  5. Valleys (My Love) (3:53)
  6. Rhododendron (1:59)
  7. My Life Alone (3:08)
  8. Day & Night (2:40)
  9. Friend Of Mine (4:08)
  10. Forever Turned Around (3:52)
Review: From the moment opening track "Giving Up" hits you with its timeless pop rock romanticism you're immediately transported to some bygone era, when the charts really meant something, everything on the radio inspired boy-meeting-girl, vice versa, or indeed non-binary-meeting-non-binary. You know - when things were right with the world. Dangerously close to pastiche, the quality of the songwriting and infectious instrumentation elevate this second long form from Chicago's greatest hope(s) to a whole other level. Listen to the brass work on "Rhododendron", a jaunty walk in the park after that surprisingly good first date. "Valleys (My Love)" anthemic chorus and lilting strings. The crooning guitars of "Before I Know It". These tracks pay homage to golden era love songs, when mainstream was experimental because so little had come before. And yet they all stand up today - mesmerising proof that fashions come and go, but style is omnipresent.
Read more
 in stock $19.70
Cat: SC 377CD. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Giving Up
  2. Used To Be Lonely
  3. Before I Know It
  4. Song For Ty
  5. Valleys (My Love)
  6. Rhododendron
  7. My Lfie Alone
  8. Day & Night
  9. Friend Of Mine
  10. Forever Turned Around
Review: From the moment opening track "Giving Up" hits you with its timeless pop rock romanticism you're immediately transported to some bygone era, when the charts really meant something, everything on the radio inspired boy-meeting-girl, vice versa, or indeed non-binary-meeting-non-binary. You know - when things were right with the world. Dangerously close to pastiche, the quality of the songwriting and infectious instrumentation elevate this second long form from Chicago's greatest hope(s) to a whole other level. Listen to the brass work on "Rhododendron", a jaunty walk in the park after that surprisingly good first date. "Valleys (My Love)" anthemic chorus and lilting strings. The crooning guitars of "Before I Know It". These tracks pay homage to golden era love songs, when mainstream was experimental because so little had come before. And yet they all stand up today - mesmerising proof that fashions come and go, but style is omnipresent.
Read more
 in stock $8.54
Wallop (CD)
Cat: WARPCD 302. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Let It Change U
  2. Couldn't Have Known
  3. Off The Grid
  4. In The Grid
  5. Serbia Drums
  6. My Fault
  7. Slow Motion
  8. Slo Mo
  9. $50 Million
  10. Domino
  11. Rhythm Of Thegravity
  12. Ur Paranoid
  13. This Is The Door
  14. This Is The Dub
Review: Eight albums in and !!! are still as hard to define than the band's name is difficult to say. They've always managed to resonate with the sound and zeitgeist of the year in which they release, and "Wallop" doesn't differ from that modus. An amalgamation of tones at once uptempo and hedonistic yet brutally damaged, it's an electronic album built in the way the genres it pays homage to originally were - blueprint free. We've got dance-rock crossovers, straight up techno (albeit aimed squarely at non-die-hard-heads) and bouncing broken funk-house hybrids, so what more do you want? "Couldn't Have Known" nods to classic Basement Jaxx. "Domino" takes us down an IDM wormhole, where we meet the aptly titled "Ur Paranoid" and its pulsating intensity. Simultaneously referencing Primal Scream, trip hop, Madchester, whatever that track that set the club off last night was while sounding like none of the above, it's archetypal !!! business.
Read more
 in stock $11.18
Twelve Nudes (limited gatefold 180 gram yellow vinyl LP + booklet + MP3 download code)
Cat: BELLA 943V. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone (2:16)
  2. Evening Prayer aka Justice (2:54)
  3. Transition From Nowhere To Nowhere (3:09)
  4. Rated R Crusaders (2:16)
  5. Trauma (3:10)
  6. Thermometer (2:07)
  7. I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend (3:27)
  8. Blown (3:29)
  9. My Teeth Hurt (2:10)
  10. In America (2:31)
  11. What Can You Do But RocknRoll (4:26)
Review: Troubadour for the dejected, rejected, never-did-fits, Ezra Furman deserves to be ranked among the greatest songwriters of our time. On "Twelve Nudes" he takes the hard-learnt lessons of previous records and channels that anger, desperation, euphoria, fear and hope into an impassioned call to arms - his finest since "Perpetual Motion People". In many ways, this is a far more positive outing, too, or at least one that largely keeps the focus on big noise. "My Teeth Hurt" and "Thermometer" are ferocious, head-banging whirlwinds. "Evening Prayer aka Justice" throws fists to the air with protest-esque pride. "Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone" offers Northern Soul-leaning drums and rhythms. Of course, there's still room for freaky, introspective rockabilly melancholia - namely "I Wanna be Your Girlfriend". Like Furman himself on-stage, it's unashamed and unwilling to compromise, making for one of this year's finest bloody-lipped, sweat-soaked rock 'n' roll records.
Read more
 in stock $20.46
Cat: BELLA 943CD. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone
  2. Evening Prayer aka Justice
  3. Transition From Nowhere To Nowhere
  4. Rated R Crusaders
  5. Trauma
  6. Thermometer
  7. I Wanna Be Your Girlfriend
  8. Blown
  9. My Teeth Hurt
  10. In America
  11. What Can You Do But RocknRoll
Review: Troubadour for the dejected, rejected, never-did-fits, Ezra Furman deserves to be ranked among the greatest songwriters of our time. On "Twelve Nudes" he takes the hard-learnt lessons of previous records and channels that anger, desperation, euphoria, fear and hope into an impassioned call to arms - his finest since "Perpetual Motion People". In many ways, this is a far more positive outing, too, or at least one that largely keeps the focus on big noise. "My Teeth Hurt" and "Thermometer" are ferocious, head-banging whirlwinds. "Evening Prayer aka Justice" throws fists to the air with protest-esque pride. "Calm Down aka I Should Not Be Alone" offers Northern Soul-leaning drums and rhythms. Of course, there's still room for freaky, introspective rockabilly melancholia - namely "I Wanna be Your Girlfriend". Like Furman himself on-stage, it's unashamed and unwilling to compromise, making for one of this year's finest bloody-lipped, sweat-soaked rock 'n' roll records.
Read more
 in stock $9.34
Cat: SC 377CASS. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Giving Up (3:11)
  2. Used To Be Lonely (3:43)
  3. Before I Know It (2:30)
  4. Song For Ty (2:46)
  5. Valleys (My Love) (3:53)
  6. Rhododendron (1:59)
  7. My Lfie Alone (3:07)
  8. Day & Night (2:41)
  9. Friend Of Mine (4:08)
  10. Forever Turned Around (3:50)
Review: From the moment opening track "Giving Up" hits you with its timeless pop rock romanticism you're immediately transported to some bygone era, when the charts really meant something, everything on the radio inspired boy-meeting-girl, vice versa, or indeed non-binary-meeting-non-binary. You know - when things were right with the world. Dangerously close to pastiche, the quality of the songwriting and infectious instrumentation elevate this second long form from Chicago's greatest hope(s) to a whole other level. Listen to the brass work on "Rhododendron", a jaunty walk in the park after that surprisingly good first date. "Valleys (My Love)" anthemic chorus and lilting strings. The crooning guitars of "Before I Know It". These tracks pay homage to golden era love songs, when mainstream was experimental because so little had come before. And yet they all stand up today - mesmerising proof that fashions come and go, but style is omnipresent.
Read more
 in stock $7.99
I I (CD)
Cat: JAG 350. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Yi
  2. Imi
  3. We
  4. Holyfields
  5. Hey, Ma
  6. U (Man Like)
  7. Naeem
  8. Jelmore
  9. Faith
  10. Marion
  11. Salem
  12. Sh'Diah
  13. RABi
Review: Justin Vernon's voice has always been the people's main attraction to Bon Iver, and the fact his pseudonym even exists is certainly no coincidence. As fragile and heartbroken as it is forthright and experienced, when you're wearing a shredded heart on sleeve and confessing to all your deepest insecurities using a pen name can help immensely. Album number four perhaps proves this more than any of its predecessors. While the three previous chapters have all made his thoughts, feelings, insecurities and fears clear, this one takes honesty to new heights. Combining the frail electronics that have gradually slipped their way into his back catalogue with the acoustics of his earliest, rocket-to-fame efforts, it's a culmination of all that's been in the truest sense. Perhaps even more intimate than the breathtakingly personal "For Emma, Forever Ago", "i,i" is a striking work to say the least.
Read more
 in stock $10.19
I I (gatefold LP + 30 page booklet + MP3 download code)
Cat: JAG 350LP. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Yi (1:30)
  2. Imi (4:40)
  3. We (3:06)
  4. Holyfields (3:32)
  5. Hey, Ma (2:22)
  6. U (Man Like) (4:22)
  7. Naeem (3:08)
  8. Jelmore (2:30)
  9. Faith (3:34)
  10. Marion (2:20)
  11. Salem (3:44)
  12. Sh'diah (4:10)
  13. RABi (3:27)
Review: Justin Vernon's voice has always been the people's main attraction to Bon Iver, and the fact his pseudonym even exists is certainly no coincidence. As fragile and heartbroken as it is forthright and experienced, when you're wearing a shredded heart on sleeve and confessing to all your deepest insecurities using a pen name can help immensely. Album number four perhaps proves this more than any of its predecessors. While the three previous chapters have all made his thoughts, feelings, insecurities and fears clear, this one takes honesty to new heights. Combining the frail electronics that have gradually slipped their way into his back catalogue with the acoustics of his earliest, rocket-to-fame efforts, it's a culmination of all that's been in the truest sense. Perhaps even more intimate than the breathtakingly personal "For Emma, Forever Ago", "i,i" is a striking work to say the least.
Read more
 in stock $24.20
Wallop (2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: WARPLP 302. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Let It Change U (3:21)
  2. Couldn't Have Known (3:35)
  3. Off The Grid (3:48)
  4. In The Grid (1:22)
  5. Serbia Drums (3:40)
  6. My Fault (3:36)
  7. Slow Motion (3:45)
  8. Slo Mo (0:40)
  9. $50 Million (3:58)
  10. Domino (3:41)
  11. Rhythm Of The Gravity (3:27)
  12. UR Paranoid (4:17)
  13. This Is The Door (5:28)
  14. This Is The Dub (0:36)
Review: Eight albums in and !!! are still as hard to define than the band's name is difficult to say. They've always managed to resonate with the sound and zeitgeist of the year in which they release, and "Wallop" doesn't differ from that modus. An amalgamation of tones at once uptempo and hedonistic yet brutally damaged, it's an electronic album built in the way the genres it pays homage to originally were - blueprint free. We've got dance-rock crossovers, straight up techno (albeit aimed squarely at non-die-hard-heads) and bouncing broken funk-house hybrids, so what more do you want? "Couldn't Have Known" nods to classic Basement Jaxx. "Domino" takes us down an IDM wormhole, where we meet the aptly titled "Ur Paranoid" and its pulsating intensity. Simultaneously referencing Primal Scream, trip hop, Madchester, whatever that track that set the club off last night was while sounding like none of the above, it's archetypal !!! business.
Read more
 in stock $21.63
Wallop (green & pink vinyl 2xLP + MP3 download code)
Cat: WARPLP 302X. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Let It Change U (3:21)
  2. Couldn't Have Known (3:35)
  3. Off The Grid (3:48)
  4. In The Grid (1:22)
  5. Serbia Drums (3:40)
  6. My Fault (3:36)
  7. Slow Motion (3:45)
  8. Slomo (0:40)
  9. $50 Million (3:58)
  10. Domino (3:41)
  11. Rhythm Of The Gravity (3:27)
  12. Ur Paranoid (4:17)
  13. This Is The Door (5:28)
  14. This Is The Dub (0:36)
Review: Eight albums in and !!! are still as hard to define than the band's name is difficult to say. They've always managed to resonate with the sound and zeitgeist of the year in which they release, and "Wallop" doesn't differ from that modus. An amalgamation of tones at once uptempo and hedonistic yet brutally damaged, it's an electronic album built in the way the genres it pays homage to originally were - blueprint free. We've got dance-rock crossovers, straight up techno (albeit aimed squarely at non-die-hard-heads) and bouncing broken funk-house hybrids, so what more do you want? "Couldn't Have Known" nods to classic Basement Jaxx. "Domino" takes us down an IDM wormhole, where we meet the aptly titled "Ur Paranoid" and its pulsating intensity. Simultaneously referencing Primal Scream, trip hop, Madchester, whatever that track that set the club off last night was while sounding like none of the above, it's archetypal !!! business.
Read more
 in stock $22.35
Habit EP (12")
Cat: OLE 1478T. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Thinning (3:24)
  2. Habit (3:44)
  3. Static Buzz (5:17)
  4. Dirt (5:10)
  5. Slug (4:34)
  6. Stick (5:41)
  7. The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World (2:14)
Review: In the world of slow burners, "Habit" ranks among the slowest. For some, it's the fabled iconic first EP from Lindsay Jordan, Shawn Durham, and Ryan Vieira, who shot to cult attention through a gig with the legendary Priests. For others, it'll be a slightly avant-leaning, DIY-garage rock effort packed with pained cries and instrumental cacophonies. Whichever side of the fence you fall on, it's fantastic. "Dirt" might display the band's scope the most, toying with rhythms, lyrics compelling even the most unemotional ears. "Stick" shows off Snail Mail's talent for balladry that belongs on the score to an indie movie about coming of age on the fringes of society. Throw in the forthright, uptempo "The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World", which combines Jordan's innocent vocals with crashing cymbals and runaway guitars, and it's no surprise this has achieved cult status.
Read more
 in stock $13.83
Habit (CD)
Cat: OLE 1478CDS. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Thinning
  2. Habit
  3. Static Buzz
  4. Dirt
  5. Slug
  6. Stick
  7. The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World
Review: In the world of slow burners, "Habit" ranks among the slowest. For some, it's the fabled iconic first release from Lindsay Jordan, Shawn Durham, and Ryan Vieira, who shot to cult attention through a gig with the legendary Priests. For others, it'll be a slightly avant-leaning, DIY-garage rock effort packed with pained cries and instrumental cacophonies. Whichever side of the fence you fall on, it's fantastic. "Dirt" might display the band's scope the most, toying with rhythms, lyrics compelling even the most unemotional ears. "Stick" shows off Snail Mail's talent for balladry that belongs on the score to an indie movie about coming of age on the fringes of society. Throw in the forthright, uptempo "The 2nd Most Beautiful Girl In The World", which combines Jordan's innocent vocals with crashing cymbals and runaway guitars, and it's no surprise this has achieved cult status.
Read more
 in stock $7.95
Cat: GI 342CD. Rel: 30 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Into The Drama
  2. Mentions
  3. Venus In Leo
  4. You Know How To Make Me Happy
  5. Dream Symbol
  6. Hit 'Em Wit Da Hee
  7. Dying Of Jealousy
  8. New Year's Day
  9. New Year's Eve
Review: Given that five years has passed since the last HTRK full-length, "Psychic 9-5 Club", it's perhaps not that surprising that the duo's new album, "Venus In Leo" sounds notably different from its predecessors. While the pair's emotionally charged, melancholic approach remains in tact, the dubbed-out downtempo pop that marked out "Psychic 9-5 Club" has been replaced by a drowsier, ethereal sound seemingly inspired by a mixture of the Cocteau Twins, The Durutti Column, Massive Attack's "Mezzanine", David Lynch film soundtracks and sunrise-ready, slow motion dream pop. The results are uniformly inspired, with Jonnine Standish's heart-felt, soft focus vocals sounding particularly emotive and evocative this time round.
Read more
 in stock $11.98
Cat: BELLA 870CD. Rel: 27 Aug 19
Indie
  1. Bloom
  2. Footsteps
  3. Turbulence
  4. Criminals
  5. Seance
  6. Nightmares
  7. Peradam
  8. Oracle
  9. Nature
  10. Devotee
Review: It's hard not to feel hypnotised by "How To Live". Modern Nature's debut long form outing opens with the sombre, mournful strings of "Bloom" - a strong case for albums setting the mood before developing. Finally kicking in with a stepping, building track, from thereon in the record expands, contracts and burrows through looping guitars, segments of field recordings, earthly folk lyricism, and wild saxophone solos. Second-to-last track "Nature" is almost a mirror image of "Footsteps", or at least an answer to any prevailing questions - they get deeper and more immersive. "Nightmares" pulls you in with gentle synths rippling in the background beneath soft lines of brass. "Criminals", meanwhile, is a more complex sounding affair, a fittingly dark-hued arrangement of simple guitar hook and slightly unnerving timbre that slowly reveals its true, far more positive intentions.
Read more
 in stock $10.63
Diabolique (gatefold heavyweight red vinyl LP + CD)
a
Cat: AUK 133LP. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Une Lune Etrange (4:54)
  2. Lou (3:42)
  3. Dreams (3:14)
  4. La Brigade Des Malefices (4:38)
  5. On Dansait Avec Elle (3:36)
  6. Ghost Rider (5:44)
  7. Grande (2:51)
  8. Springfield 61 (3:38)
  9. Un Rituel Inhabituel (4:18)
  10. Last Picture Show (3:09)
  11. Une Lune Etrange
  12. Lou
  13. Dreams
  14. La Brigade Des Malefices
  15. On Dansait Avec Elle
  16. Ghost Rider
  17. Grande
  18. Springfield 61
  19. Un Rituel Inhabituel
  20. Last Picture Show
Review: There has been plenty said about debutants L'Epee since their single "Dreams" turned heads back in spring. Combining the talents of Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), French artist Emmanuelle Seigner, and polished-to-a-sheen pop outfit The Liminanas, it's one of the most refreshing (and French) things you're likely to hear all year. That's more of a reference to the cinematic feeling that defines the album, owing much to the femme fatale vocal delivery, rather than the language each line is sung in. At once evoking the smoky cool of Serge Gainsbourg and the opiate moods of The Velvet Underground, "Diabolique" feels born in a time when psychedelic experimentation and chart topping music weren't mutually exclusive. At once sophisticated and hedonistic, it's a sexy, sensual and overwhelmingly seductive effort everyone should turn themselves on to.
Read more
 in stock $18.09
Cat: BATFL 01CD. Rel: 02 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Kids In The Dark
  2. The Hunger
  3. Feel For You
  4. Desert Man
  5. Jasmine
  6. Vampires
  7. So Good
  8. Safe Tonight
  9. Peach Sky
  10. Mountains
Review: Don't believe everything you read - the fifth Bat For Lashes album confirms this girl (or woman) found herself musically and thematically some time ago, freeing up creative energy to explore new approaches to deliver her often mournful, always heartfelt songs inspired by personal crises and private longings. On this outing there's more than a hint of 1980s pop evident in the mix. Shades of Prince ("Feel For You"), Madonna ("So Good"), Bowie's Berlin days and electro-era Gary Numan (the stunning, infectious instrumental "Vampires") cast the record in a nostalgia that suits the sense of yearning that always seems to pervade Natasha Khan's work. Simply name-checking reference points is lazy and unfair, though. This is an incredible collection of tracks moulded in the artist's own image - bold, beautiful and instantly captivating. Then again, it would be surprising if anyone had expected anything less.
Read more
 in stock $10.19
a
Cat: AUK 133CD. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Une Lune Etrange
  2. Lou
  3. Dreams
  4. La Brigade Des Melefices
  5. On Dansait Avec Elle
  6. Ghost Rider
  7. Grande
  8. Springfield 61
  9. Un Rituel Inhabituel
  10. The Last Picture Show
Review: There has been plenty said about debutants L'Epee since their single "Dreams" turned heads back in spring. Combining the talents of Anton Newcombe (The Brian Jonestown Massacre), French artist Emmanuelle Seigner, and polished-to-a-sheen pop outfit The Liminanas, it's one of the most refreshing (and French) things you're likely to hear all year. That's more of a reference to the cinematic feeling that defines the album, owing much to the femme fatale vocal delivery, rather than the language each line is sung in. At once evoking the smoky cool of Serge Gainsbourg and the opiate moods of The Velvet Underground, "Diabolique" feels born in a time when psychedelic experimentation and chart topping music weren't mutually exclusive. At once sophisticated and hedonistic, it's a sexy, sensual and overwhelmingly seductive effort everyone should turn themselves on to.
Read more
 in stock $11.39
The Competition (Deluxe Edition) (limited heavyweight clear vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: RBN 070LPX. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Galapagos (4:12)
  2. Hand Of God (3:53)
  3. Two Faced Love (4:32)
  4. Young Republicans (3:49)
  5. Real Thing (4:07)
  6. Buster Keaton (3:42)
  7. I Drive (3:45)
  8. Simple Life (4:32)
  9. Empire Sundown (3:55)
  10. Lucky People (3:48)
  11. In Your House (3:24)
Review: The return of Baltimore's Lower Dens - now with half as many members as last time we caught up with them - could have been entitled "The Contrast", although that may be stating the obvious. As anyone familiar with the outfit's combination of heartfelt vocal delivery, dream pop ambience and brutally honest socio-political commentary will understand. It's a unique combination for a band that, on first contact, sound like they should be all about the love songs. Then again, there's an air of jilted love, or at least just jilted, about numbers like "Young Republicans", sliding into waves of powerful synth as Jana Hunter waxes lyrical about the world burning. While many of today's pop bands nod to the 1980s, Lower Dens are particularly convincing given the decade was, for many, defined by the death of America's big dream and a realisation that societal progress could be a 20th Century myth. Uptempo but stark stuff.
Read more
 in stock $20.84
Close It Quietly (limited yellow vinyl LP + insert + MP3 download code)
Cat: SP 1320X. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Moonsea (2:02)
  2. Cosmic Shop (1:52)
  3. 41st (2:06)
  4. So Blue (2:20)
  5. A Joke (2:12)
  6. Rings (On A Tree) (1:43)
  7. Actin' Weird (1:10)
  8. Windows (2:45)
  9. Never Would (1:46)
  10. Self-destruct (0:46)
  11. Wannago (3:17)
  12. I'm It (1:59)
  13. Trunk Of A Tree (0:57)
  14. Last Season's Textures (2:04)
  15. Even Though I Knew (1:32)
  16. UFO (1:42)
  17. Marbles (2:11)
  18. Did You Find (1:14)
  19. A Hit (1:25)
  20. With Great Purpose (1:23)
  21. This Swirling (2:48)
Review: When bands hit album four, two things can happen - or three. Some suffer from a crisis of creativity, opting to regurgitate or, worse still, stagnate. Others opt for reinvention, with as many getting it right as going well off-piste, alienating faithful fans in the process. The lucky ones, meanwhile, hit the nail on the head with their most accomplished and complete work to date. Consider Frankie Cosmos among the lucky ones, then, not that luck had much to do with it. Recorded in their New York hometown, everything about the record feels comfortable in that there's nothing forced, and yet it engages and grabs from the off. Lilting, lo-fi rock 'n' roll odes to love, life and the genre itself, anyone who's ever wondered what Cate Le Bon might sound like having a pancake breakfast with The Orielles should grab a seat at this table.
Read more
 in stock $22.54
Lost Girls (clear splattered vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: BATFL 01LPX. Rel: 02 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Kids In The Dark (2:00)
  2. The Hunger (2:00)
  3. Feel For You (2:00)
  4. Desert Man (2:00)
  5. Jasmine (2:00)
  6. Vampires (2:00)
  7. So Good (2:00)
  8. Safe Tonight (2:00)
  9. Peach Sky (2:00)
  10. Mountains (2:00)
Review: Don't believe everything you read - the fifth Bat For Lashes album confirms this girl (or woman) found herself musically and thematically some time ago, freeing up creative energy to explore new approaches to deliver her often mournful, always heartfelt songs inspired by personal crises and private longings. On this outing there's more than a hint of 1980s pop evident in the mix. Shades of Prince ("Feel For You"), Madonna ("So Good"), Bowie's Berlin days and electro-era Gary Numan (the stunning, infectious instrumental "Vampires") cast the record in a nostalgia that suits the sense of yearning that always seems to pervade Natasha Khan's work. Simply name-checking reference points is lazy and unfair, though. This is an incredible collection of tracks moulded in the artist's own image - bold, beautiful and instantly captivating. Then again, it would be surprising if anyone had expected anything less.
Read more
 in stock $19.03
Cat: SPCD 1320. Rel: 06 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Moonsea
  2. Cosmic Shop
  3. 41st
  4. So Blue
  5. A Joke
  6. Rings (On A Tree)
  7. Actin' Weird
  8. Windows
  9. Never Would
  10. Self-destruct
  11. Wannago
  12. I'm It
  13. Trunk Of A Tree
  14. Last Season's Textures
  15. Even Though I Knew
  16. UFO
  17. Marbles
  18. Did You Find
  19. A Hit
  20. With Great Purpose
  21. This Swirling
Review: When bands hit album four, two things can happen - or three. Some suffer from a crisis of creativity, opting to regurgitate or, worse still, stagnate. Others opt for reinvention, with as many getting it right as going well off-piste, alienating faithful fans in the process. The lucky ones, meanwhile, hit the nail on the head with their most accomplished and complete work to date. Consider Frankie Cosmos among the lucky ones, then, not that luck had much to do with it. Recorded in their New York hometown, everything about the record feels comfortable in that there's nothing forced, and yet it engages and grabs from the off. Lilting, lo-fi rock 'n' roll odes to love, life and the genre itself, anyone who's ever wondered what Cate Le Bon might sound like having a pancake breakfast with The Orielles should grab a seat at this table.
Read more
 in stock $10.26
Lost Girls (LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: BATFL 01LP. Rel: 02 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Kids In The Dark (3:21)
  2. The Hunger (4:52)
  3. Feel For You (3:34)
  4. Desert Man (3:23)
  5. Jasmine (2:52)
  6. Vampires (3:02)
  7. So Good (3:33)
  8. Safe Tonight (4:15)
  9. Peach Sky (4:31)
  10. Mountains (4:35)
Review: Don't believe everything you read - the fifth Bat For Lashes album confirms this girl (or woman) found herself musically and thematically some time ago, freeing up creative energy to explore new approaches to deliver her often mournful, always heartfelt songs inspired by personal crises and private longings. On this outing there's more than a hint of 1980s pop evident in the mix. Shades of Prince ("Feel For You"), Madonna ("So Good"), Bowie's Berlin days and electro-era Gary Numan (the stunning, infectious instrumental "Vampires") cast the record in a nostalgia that suits the sense of yearning that always seems to pervade Natasha Khan's work. Simply name-checking reference points is lazy and unfair, though. This is an incredible collection of tracks moulded in the artist's own image - bold, beautiful and instantly captivating. Then again, it would be surprising if anyone had expected anything less.
Read more
 in stock $19.03
Cat: BEC 5650090. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Wedding
  2. Whitsand Bay
  3. Insecurity
  4. Salted Caramel Ice Cream
  5. Driving
  6. Lately
  7. Lying Low
  8. Forever Is A Long Time
  9. The Light
  10. Sex Emoji
  11. Walking In The Dark
  12. Insecure
  13. Miracle Rooftop
  14. Upset My Girlfriend
  15. Wedding Bells
  16. Lately (Going Spare)
  17. Ur Mixtape
Review: God bless Metronomy. Pioneers of a dance-indie crossover that was less garish and day-glow hued than the Nu Rave movement dominant back then. Their sixth full-length comes in the 10th anniversary year of their first, and proves the band have grown and fine-tuned, rather than got lost and forgotten why they came out to begin with. Despite clear development, though, the spirit of that inaugural effort is still here, and arguably in more generous helpings than any outing between then and now. Equal parts playful and earnest, there's plenty here to fall in love with. Single-worthy outings like the bouncy, floor-filler "Salted Caramel Ice Cream" and the appropriately titled pairing "Wedding" and "Wedding Bells" are confident and big room sounding. "The Light" veers into dubbier, more introverted directions, whereas "Upset My Girlfriend" shows them at their most heart-achingly beautiful and human. Exquisite, as usual.
Read more
 in stock $9.17
Ma (140 gram vinyl LP + insert + booklet)
Cat: 007559 7924077. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Is This Nice? (2:56)
  2. Kantori Ongaku (3:36)
  3. Ami (3:53)
  4. Memorial (4:33)
  5. Carolina (2:35)
  6. Now All Gone (3:36)
  7. Love Song (4:24)
  8. Abre Las Manos (3:32)
  9. Taking A Page (3:40)
  10. October 12 (3:07)
  11. My Boyfriend's In The Band (3:34)
  12. The Lost Coast (3:06)
  13. Will I See You Tonight? (feat Vashti Bunyan) (3:22)
Review: Where would we be without our mothers? Literally nowhere, of course, given the medical facts of life. But psychologically and spiritually somewhere very different, too. Just ask Devendra Banhart, whose latest, heartbreaking and poignant LP packs intimidating strength and thoughtful themes by the birth-giving load. Here the synths that dominated more recent albums are replaced by instruments best described as "a bit earthier", with strings and woodwinds joining brass and keys. Despite its title, this album is less a dedication to motherhood itself and more a meditation on emotional ties and links in general. "Memorial", for example, is about the death of Banhart's father, while elsewhere we are told love is like "crowd surfing in an empty club". As per usual, Banhart's songwriting verges on mania, recalling the late-Daniel Johnston's razor sharp observations wrapped in innocent imagery, while the instrumentation conjures Burt Bacharach and the like.
Read more
 in stock $22.33
Cat: SC 378CD. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Stepdad
  2. Miami Memory
  3. Far From Born Again
  4. Gaslight
  5. Bad For The Boys
  6. End Is Nigh
  7. PC With Me
  8. Divorce
  9. Other Ladies
  10. Too Far
Review: If there were still justice in the digital age, and artists really got what was owed to them exposure-wise, Alex Cameron would be a safe bet for leftfield pop sensation. A multi-faceted songwriter, his previous two albums took us through a horror show of horrible characters and their innermost thoughts, twin roads that have somehow veered onto another course altogether for "Miami Memory". Here a much friendlier face is donned. Nevertheless, opener "Stepdad" makes intentions clear, with uptempo keyboard lines invoking the emotional qualities of mid-80s Prince. "Far From Born Again" tells the story of a "her" who's making bad choices, and the potential fallout of that, set to a Bruce Springsteen-sounding chorus, the likes of which can be found again on "Divorce". Not holding back, but instead holding a light up to a different side of his personality, it's Cameron's most positive to date and his best.
Read more
 in stock $10.26
House Of Sugar (heavyweight vinyl LP + MP3 download code)
Cat: WIGLP 451. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Walk Away (4:19)
  2. Hope (2:36)
  3. Southern Sky (3:14)
  4. Gretel (3:06)
  5. Taking (2:13)
  6. Near (2:09)
  7. Project 2 (2:25)
  8. Bad Man (1:35)
  9. Sugar (2:42)
  10. In My Arms (2:43)
  11. Cow (2:45)
  12. Crime (3:59)
  13. SugarHouse (live) (3:42)
Review: If you're new to the Alex Giannascoli's world then make yourself comfortable - chances are, like us, you'll be here for a while. There are so many tangents, threads and stylistic shifts of shape it's possible to dive into his back catalogue and spend years never getting bored. It's now far quicker to understand what we're talking about, though, thanks to his latest album. There are multiple personalities at play here than you'd think could be coherent, but coherent this record is. Opener "Walk Away" sounds like an overview of the whole thing - growing from desperate cry into a grandiose, captivating thing of real beauty via reversed-out backing track and looped lyrics. All very Beta Band. From there we're locked-in, through the shimmering melodies of "Taking" to "Sugar"'s deep, tense atmospheric crescendos and vocoders. Ending on the stunning brass-accented blues rock of "SugarHouse (Live)", it's as complete a record as you could ask for.
Read more
 in stock $21.04
Cat: OLE 14552. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Sister Buddha (Intro)
  2. I Know Where The Summer Goes
  3. Did The Day Go Just Like You Wanted?
  4. Jill Pole
  5. I'll Keep It Inside
  6. Safety Valve
  7. The Colour's Gonna Run
  8. Another Day, Another Night
  9. Get Me Away From Here I'm Dying
  10. Wait & See What The Day Holds
  11. Sister Buddha
  12. This Letter
  13. We Were Never Glorious
Review: Considering their penchant for spinning yarns and the cinematographically-suited nature of much of their work, it's surprising "Days Of The Bagnold Summer" is only Belle & Sebastian's second shot at a movie score. The last was 2001's '"Storytelling", accompanying Todd Solondz's movie of the same name, and they certainly did a good job then. So, high expectations this time round. For those unfamiliar, their latest foray into the film world partners the directorial debut of Simon Bird, best known to many as one of "The Inbetweeners". The flick, an adaptation of Joff Winterhart's 2012 graphic novel, chronicles the life and times of a teenage metalhead and his single mother. The album perfectly accompanies but also contributes to that tale. Highly emotive instrumental tracks and classic B&S songs-proper, this OST is destined to go down well with the band's true believers.
Read more
 in stock $10.51
Pang! (green vinyl LP)
Cat: RT 0086LP. Rel: 13 Sep 19
Indie
  1. Pang! (2:48)
  2. Bae Bae Bae (4:11)
  3. Digidigol (3:03)
  4. Ara Deg (Ddaw'r Awen) (2:38)
  5. Eli Haul (2:37)
  6. Niwl O Anwiredd (3:50)
  7. Taranau Mai (3:35)
  8. Ol Bys/Nodau Clust (3:55)
  9. Annedd I'm Danedd (3:11)
Review: A Welsh language album with a couple of verses in Zulu and an English title. If one thing was already clear about the enigmatic Gruff Rhys it's that he doesn't play strictly by numbers, making "Pang!" a logical addition to this oeuvre. If, of course, you're familiar with his oeuvre. Opening with its titular track, the artist immediately makes the few remaining newcomers to his work aware of his deft skills. Complex guitar instrumentation, soft, padding, exotic drum arrangements and - for most people - foreign lyrics. We're immediately transported to faraway climes, and it's here we stay. Playful percussion and looped six strings on "Niwl O Anwiredd". The celebratory "Ara Deg (Ddaw'r Awen)", which recalls sub-Saharan crossover pop. The surreal atmosphere of "Digidigol" - where marching band meets opera in a haze of lilting chords. Put simply, it might be Rhys' most explorative yet, and that's saying something.
Read more
 in stock $16.50
150/117(ページ1/3)の商品
1  2  3  »

Filter

Saved Searches
Save current search
Release Date
Close