2/19/21 New Releases
Kind of a slow week and some releases didn’t make it on time because of the weather
BAD BRAINS – Pay to Cum! 7” (Bad Brains)
The legendary first 7″ by the D.C. punks BAD BRAINS is available once again this time on their own label. Supposedly more remastered reissues are on the way.
MOGWAI – As the Love Continues LP/CD (Temporary Residence) yellow vinyl
The Scottish post-rockers MOGWAI have been at it for 25 years now & this is their 10th album. These guys are masters of creating atmosphere & considering they recorded this remotely over Zoom, it sounds like they were in the same room or at least the same building. Fans of their epic take on space rock & shoegaze won’t be disappointed.
ROY MONTGOMERY – Island of Lost Souls LP (Grapefruit)
The New Zealand experimental legend celebrates 40 years of releasing music with “Island of Lost Souls.”This one finds him writing deep electric guitar songs with a icy chorus sound that sound like COCTEAU TWINS songs with just the guitar solo’d out, WINDY & CARL etc…Pretty cool stuff.
YASMIN WILLIAMS – Urban Driftwood LP (Spinster)
Yasmin Williams is a 24 year old guitarist from Virginia. She uses a unique playing style with the acoustic guitar horizontal on her lap, tapping the fretboard with her left hand & either plucking the strings with her right hand or sometimes a kalimba. Drawing inspiration from everything from Hendrix, the music of West African griots, NIRVANA & legendary black guitarists such as Elizabeth Cotten & Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Williams’ playing sounds more like 80s & early 90s Windham Hill legend Michael Hedges than a lot of people might want to admit & there are even melodic similarities to some complex emo guitarists such as JOAN OF ARC/GHOSTS & VODKA phenom Victor Villareal. We’re not sure why but this record couldn’t come at a better time while we’re snowed in with frigid temps in a pandemic in early 2021. RECOMMENDED.
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
ANOTHER MICHAEL – New Music & Big Pop LP (Run For Cover)
CRUCIFIX – Dehumanization LP (Kustomized) remaster
SHEILA E – Glamorous Life LP (Rhino) color vinyl reissue
ARETHA FRANKLIN – Young, Gifted & Black LP (Atlantic) color vinyl reissue
RYAN HEMSWORTH – Pout LP (Jagjaguwar)
KATY KIRBY – Cool Dry Place LP (Keeled Scales)
NURSE WITH WOUND – Merzbild Schwet LP (Dirter Promotions)
NURSE WITH WOUND – To the Quiet Men From a Dirty Girl LP (Dirter Promotions)
SLEEP PARTY PEOPLE – Sleep Party People: 10th Anniversary Edition LP (Joyful Noise)
SLOWDIVE – 5EP: In Mind Remixes 12” (Music on Vinyl) limited, numbered colored vinyl
PAULINE ANNA STROM – Angel Tears in Sunlight LP/CD (RVNG) color or black vinyl