4/9/21 New Releases
THE EMBARRASSMENT – THE Embarrassment EP LP (Almost Ready)
Yes! Almost Ready Records has reissued the debut EP by the Kansas post-punk legends THE EMBARRASSMENT & we’re pretty excited about it. Top-notch early 80s jangly guitar rock that sits in the middle of bands like THE FEELIES/GO-BETWEENS & the edgier sound of MISSION OF BURMA/GANG OF FOUR. RECOMMENDED!
EXEK – Biased Advice LP/CD (Castle Face)
Reissue of the 2016 album by this great Melbourne band. Post-punk with a heavy dub influence, great bass playing & melodic but angular songs. Fans of early Rough Trade bands, THE FALL, SLITS, ESG, PIL & more recently Anika & BEAK will love this. RECOMMENDED.
THE FALL – Live at St. Helens Technical College, 1981 LP (Castle Face)
Absolutely FANTASTIC sounding soundboard recording of Mark E. Smith and THE FALL from 1981. This is a MUST HAVE for fans we’re not kidding. RECOMMENDED.
FEMALE SPECIES – Tales of My Lost Love LP (Numero Group)
This is a really cool release focusing on two sisters who made music together as FEMALE SPECIES from the mid 60s through the 90s. The early stuff was firmly in the girl group garage style but as they progressed as songwriters they explored 70s AM radio soft rock,country pop etc…& managed to excel at all of the styles. Fans of girl groups & soft rock like Linda Rondstadt, Carole King et al should check this out!
MARY LATTIMORE & MAC McCAUGHAN – AVL LP (New Rain)
This second collaboration between folk harpist MARY LATTIMORE and SUPERCHUNK frontman MAC McCAUGHAN was recorded live in 2019 and released digitally in May of 2020, creating gentle ambient soundscapes out of harp and McCAUGHAN’s Casio as they interacted on stage.
BILL MACKAY & NATHAN BOWLES – Keys LP/CD (Drag City)
The talented & friendly Chicago guitarist Bill Mackay teamed up with the Virginia based banjo player of BLACK TWIG PICKERS for this fantastic duo record. Top notch playing with a mix of traditional sounding folk/bluegrass, nods at 60s British folkies & more. RECOMMENDED!
SILVER SYNTHETIC – Silver Synthetic LP (Third Man) limited color vinyl
This is the debut album by the New Orleans band SILVER SYNTHETIC. Super mellow rock with nods at “Loaded” era VELVET UNDERGROUND, BYRDS, CREEDENCE…etc… & even some nods at powerpop like TEENAGE FANCLUB with great vocal harmonies.
SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE – Entertainment, Death LP/CD (Saddle Creek) limited color vinyl
We’re really excited to hear some new material from Philly weirdo-pop outfit SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE, who mix ethereal psychedelic shoegaze with sample-heavy electronics in the vein of Warp artists like BOARDS OF CANADA and ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER, while remaining strange and ever-evolving in their compositions and styles. You hear bits of death metal, hazy trip-hop and glitchy electro, never settling too neatly into one or the other. This is a fascinatingly abstract pop record from one of the more vital experimental bands currently making music. RECOMMENDED!
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
BELL ORCHESTRE – House Music LP (Erased Tapes)
BENNY SINGS – Music LP/CD (Stones Throw) limited color vinyl
BLACK CROWES – Shake Your Money Maker: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition 4LP (American)
ART BLAKEY & THE JAZZ MESSENGERS – Moanin’ LP (Blue Note) classic vinyl series
CHEAP TRICK – In Another World CD (BMG) vinyl coming in May
ANGEL BAT DAWID & THA BROTHERHOOD – Live CD (International Anthem) vinyl scheduled for May
DRY CLEANING – New Long Leg (4AD) limited yellow or black back in stock!!
WILLIE DUNN – Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies LP (Light in the Attic)
DVR – Tape 01 + Thru the City LP (XL)
GOLDFRAPP – Seventh Tree LP (BMG) limited yellow vinyl w/ art print
PETER MURPHY – Should the World Fail to Fall Apart LP (Beggars Arkive) blue vinyl
PETER MURPHY – Love Hysteria LP (Beggars Arkive) indigo vinyl
NICO – BBC 1971 LP (Gearbox) import with obi strip
REDS, PINKS & PURPLES – Uncommon Weather LP (Slumberland) blue vinyl
TONES ON TAIL – Pop LP (Beggars Arkive) RSD 2020 title back in stock!
NICK WATERHOUSE – Promenade Blues LP/CD (Innovative Leisure)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Wilcovered LP (BMG) available again on red vinyl
SOME IMPORTANT RESTOCKS
PINK FLOYD – Dark Side of the Moon LP
SUFJAN STEVENS – Come on Feel the Illinoise LP
THE STROKES – Is This It LP
TRIBE CALLED QUEST – Midnight Marauders LP
KANYE WEST – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy LP