5/21/21 NEW RELEASES
DRAB MAJESTY – Unarian Dances 12”EP (Dais) clear or black vinyl
DRAB MAJESTY – Unknown to the I 12”EP (Dais) clear or black vinyl
First ever vinyl reissues of these EPs that were originally released on cassette in 2012 and 2015. Dark but melodic shoegaze with some gothic tendencies that reminds us of CATHERINE WHEEL, PALE SAINTS & early CAPTURED TRACKS releases.
FACS – Present Tense LP/CD (Trouble in Mind) limited “cheeto” orange or black vinyl
Chicago’s FACS continue to push themselves to explore new territory on the 2021 album “Present Tense.” Like their other albums, there’s plenty of studio trickery & experimentation but in many ways, this might be their most straight-ahead & accessible record yet. The band is known for their brutalist post-punk style but there are some really catchy moments on this with a chorus on “Strawberry Cough” that even reminds of JAWBOX. Alianna, Brian & Noah have brought it once again & OF COURSE WE RECOMMENDED THIS!
MDOU MOCTAR – Afrique Victime LP/CD (Matador) limited purple or black vinyl
Yes!! Niger’s foremost Tuareg guitar wizard MDOU MOCTAR follows up 2019’s bracing & psychedelic “Ilana: The Creator” with another sterling collection of music that has one foot planted in expansive heavy psych and the increasingly vital scene of Agadez’s desert blues. “Afrique Victime” is heavier (and honestly a bit more glammy) than its predecessor, drawing from “Physical Graffiti”-era ZEPPELIN and HAWKWIND, but there’s also quite a bit of stylistic variance to be found with acoustic numbers and more field recorded ambience, and these excursions provide MOCTAR both an excuse to show off his multifaceted skills and explore more political issues of women’s rights, racial inequality & African solidarity. This is a ripper. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
DOUG CARN – Revelation LP (Real Gone) color vinyl reissue
DUCKS LTD. – Get Bleak LP (Carpark) clear vinyl
ELKKA – Euphoric Melodies 12” (Technicolor)
FIDDLEHEAD – Between the Richness LP (Run For Cover) two different vinyl colors
FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – Promises LP (Luaka Bop) now on 180GRM vinyl, limited
KHRUANGBIN – Mordechai Remixes 3: One to Remember 12” (Dead Oceans)
KISHI BASHI – Emigrant LP (Joyful Noise)
LORD HURON – Long Lost LP/CD (Republic)
MY BLOODY VALENTINE – m b v LP (Domino) reissue w/ deluxe tip-on gatefold sleeve
GRUFF RHYS – Seeking New Gods LP/CD (Rough Trade) green vinyl
SPIRITUALIZED – Lazer Guided Melodies LP (Fat Possum) white vinyl back in stock
ST. VINCENT – Daddy’s Home LP (Loma Vista) indie only w/ alternate cover back in stock
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Pirate’s Choice, Vol. 2 LP (Studio One)