5/14/21 NEW RELEASES
PHOEBE BRIDGERS – Copycat Killer EP (Dead Oceans) black or “mountain blast” color vinyl
Phoebe Bridgers continues to ride the insane wave that she’s been on since early 2020 that included massive critical & fan acclaim for her album “Punisher” & an appearance on SNL that seemed to anger a lot of rock dads. “Copycat Killer” is an EP of some of her most adored songs with string arrangements by Rob Moose who has worked with Taylor Swift & BON IVER to name a few. RECOMMENDED.
THE CHILLS – Scatterbrain LP/CD (Fire) limited blue marbled vinyl
One of the great Dunedin, NZ bands returns for their fourth album since their 2013 reforming, and Martin Phillipps & co. keep it sharp with some guitar pop that’s both concisely written and lushly produced, and harkening to the sounds of Flying Nun counterparts THE CLEAN and THE VERLAINES, as well as some CLIENTELE.
ROB FRYE – Exoplanet LP (Astral Spirits)
“Exoplanet” is the debut solo album from the Chicago musician Rob Frye who you’ve likely seen around town playing with BITCHIN BAJAS, CAVE & a variety of jazz ensembles. Frye is a talented multi-instrumentalist who loves the outdoors & the quote on the hype sticker “nature reveals hidden realms of knowledge, even on our mysterious home planet” says a lot about where he’s coming from. This is a wonderful mix of jazz, free jazz, fusion & kosmische featuring a talented group of collaborators including his BITCHIN BAJAS band mates, Ben Lamar Gay, Macie Stewart of OHMME & more. RECOMMENDED.
BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND – Keyboard Fantasies LP (Transgressive)
Over the past few years the music of the Canadian artist Beverly Glenn-Copeland has been discovered & rediscovered by many people. He began his career with a fantastic folk album that sounds like a more experimental take on Joni Mitchell & has continued releasing music since then in varying styles. This 1986 album is a mix of new age & experimental electronic pop made with a DX-7 & TR-707 & it reminds us a lot of 80s experimental & ambient Japanese pop like YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA & some of the great artists featured on recent compilations like “Somewhere Between” & “Hesei No Oto.” RECOMMENDED.
OUTSIDERS – Calling on Youth LP (1972)
“Calling you Youth” is the debut album by the English punk band THE OUTSIDERS. The album was originally released in 1977 & the band was led by Adrian Borland who would later go on to form the legendary & criminally underrated post-punk band THE SOUND. The group had a pretty unique sound right from the start with politically driven lyrics. Think early WIPERS, BUZZCOCKS, WIRE etc… with a hint of the melodic sense that would make THE SOUND one of the best 80s UK bands. RECOMMENDED!
SCREAMERS – Screamers Demo Hollywood 1977 LP (Superior Viaduct)
The much anticipated, first ever official release of the 1977 demo by the L.A. synth punk band SCREAMERS. In theory & practice, SCREAMERS were a punk band but unlike their peers, there weren’t any snarling guitars instead their version of punk was made with two synths, drums & vocals. You can hear hints of the L.A. sound, with a similar spirit & sound as THE GERMS but truly they sound like a more amped up version of early DEVO or WIRE while also leading the way for thousands of synth punk bands following in their footsteps. SO VERY RECOMMENDED!
SEEFEEL – St / Fr / Sp 2LP (Warp) expanded edition
Much needed Warp reissue of two SEEFEEL EPs from the mid-90s, “Starethrough” and “Fracture/Tied”, plus a pair of rare remixes, AUTECHRE’s remix of “Spangle” & the previously unreleased “Starethrough (Transition mix)”. ESSENTIAL!
SEEFEEL – Succour (Redux) 3LP (Warp) expanded edition
This expanded 3LP (!) edition of the first SEEFEEL album put out on Warp explores the sounds of these IDM pioneers as they straddled the line between post-rock and ambient dub. Available again for the first time since its 90s release. ESSENTIAL!
SEEFEEL – (Ch-vox) (Redux) 2LP (Warp) expanded edition
The third album from IDM pioneers SEEFEEL was released originally in 1996 on Richard D. James’ Rephlex label. This Warp reissue adds an extra LP of bonus material, expanding greatly from the original 33min run time. ESSENTIAL!
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
BLACK KEYS – Delta Kream LP/CD (Nonesuch) limited color or black vinyl
RAY CHARLES – Genius + Soul = Jazz LP (Impulse) Acoustic Sound Series
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG – Deja Vu LP/4CD 50th Anniversary (Atlantic)
CURRENT JOYS – Voyager LP (Secretly Canadian)
DAFT PUNK – Random Access Memories LP (Columbia) back in stock!
GIL EVANS ORCHESTRA – Out of the Cool LP (Impulse) Acoustic Sound Series remaster
FLEETWOOD MAC – Tusk LP (Warner)
DAMIEN JURADO – The Monster Who Hated Pennsylvania LP/CD (Maraqopa)
KHRUANGBIN – Mordechai Remixes Vol. 2 “Answer Is”/”First Class” 12” (Dead Oceans)
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD – Teenage Gizzard (ORG) pink & yellow vinyl
KENDRICK LAMAR – Damn. LP (Interscope) back in stock!
DUA LIPA – Future Nostalgia: Moonlight Edition LP (Warner)
LOST GIRLS (feat. Jenny Hval) – Menneskekollektivet LP (Smalltown Supersound)
PAUL & LINDA MCCARTNEY – Ram (Half Speed Remaster) LP (Capitol)
MM DOOM – Special Herbs Vol. 1 & 2 LP (Nature Sounds)
MM DOOM – Special Herbs Vol. 3 & 4 LP (Nature Sounds)
MM DOOM – Special Herbs Vol. 5 & 6 LP (Nature Sounds)
R + R = NOW – R + R = Now (Live) LP (Blue Note)
RODRIGO & GABRIELA – Jazz EP (ATO)
SEEFEEL – Rupt & Flex: 1994-1996 4CD (Warp)
ELLIOTT SMITH – Either/Or LP (Kill Rock Stars) back in print
SONS OF KEMET – Black to the Future LP (Impulse)
SPECIAL INTEREST – Trust No Wave: 2016 Demos LP (Disciples)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Best of Doris Wishman LP (Modern Harmonic) w/ DVD
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Rust Side Story Vol. 24 LP (Numero) black or limited color vinyl