8/13/21 NEW RELEASES
JADE BIRD – Different Kinds of Light LP/CD (Glass Note)
The Austin based musician Jade Bird returns with her much anticipated second album. Folky Americana that will appeal to fans of Neko Case, Gillian Welch & Angel Olsen. Really good stuff.
LUCINDA CHUA – Antidotes LP (4AD)
This release from singer & cellist LUCINDA CHUA (best known for her Kranky Records project FELIX) combines 2019’s “Antidotes 1” EP with a new follow-up, using placid ambient pads, gently impressionistic vocals and an orchestral sense of dynamic swell to portray her re-emergent sense of identity and self (both in terms of her musical self and her Chinese heritage) that followed a period of nine months when she was neither composing or even listening to music. In tandem, both EPs paint a gently evocative picture of an artist and her processes of self-expression. Imagine a PORTISHEAD album without the beats. RECOMMENDED.
JUNGLE – Loving in Stereo LP/CD (Caiola) limited color or black vinyl with sticker sheet while supplies last
The British duo JUNGLE return with another classic album of modern soul & dance music. Their third album is the first on their own imprint Caiola Records & the songs are infectious & immediately memorable. Fans of their previous work, DAFT PUNK, Mark Ronson & even the more underground sounds of SAULT will love this.RECOMMENDED.
JOSE MAURO – A Viagem Das Horas LP (Far Out)
Why haven’t you heard of Jose Mauro? His records have been impossibly rare and he was thought to have died right after recording this material! Comparable to Edu Lobo, Milton Nascimento, and Arthur Verocai, this is heavily orchestrated Brazilian pop with an experimental edge recorded in 1970 that recalls the aesthetic of Scott Walker, Serge Gainsbourg, and Beach Boys etc. as well. RECOMMENDED!
JEFF PARKER – JP’s Myspace Beats LP (International Anthem) blue or black vinyl
Our friend Jeff Parker might be in L.A. now but we still remember the good old days when we could stop by Rodan after closing up for one of his Tuesday night jazz sets or maybe check out one of his DJ sets at Danny’s Tavern (RIP). Obviously these songs are from the early 2000s based on the title & goes back to Parker’s DJ days when he was experimenting with hip-hop style beat making with a serious MADLIB vibe but with the added bonus of his extensive jazz
background. AMAZING STUFF!
TAR – Handsome LP (No Blow) reissue, limited edition
TAR – Jackson LP (No Blow) reissue, limited edition
TAR – Roundhouse LP (No Blow) reissue, limited edition
Three great records by the Chicago noise-rock legends TAR are back in print in limited editions. TAR were known for their tough, no bullshit sound that had a similar almost blue collar approach as their fellow Chicagoans NAKED RAYGUN but with more driving, almost machine-like beat. Their shining metallic guitars only added to that big city, rugged Chicago vibe. Fans of that Am Rep, Touch & Go sound, bands like JESUS LIZARD, SHELLAC,LAUGHING HYENAS, JAWBOX etc…must get these. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!!
EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY – Yellow LP/CD (Movementt)
London-based trumpeter EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY makes her full-length debut with “Yellow”, but this follows a slew of EPs & 12″ singles (including a collaboration with MAKAYA McCRAVEN) that has built her reputation in London’s vibrant jazz scene. THACKRAY’s music draws from more electronic influence like Chicago house, 90s R&B and nu jazz, creating soulful compositions that should appeal to fans of KUNIYUKI, ST GERMAIN, ERYKAH BADU and the more electronic artists on Int’l Anthem like RESAVOIR and DAMON LOCKS. RECOMMENDED!
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES & RESTOCKS
TORI AMOS – Under the Pink LP (Atlantic)
CHORUSING – Half Mirror LP (Western Vinyl)
EL MICHELS AFFAIR MEETS LIAM BAILEY – Ekundayo Inversions LP/CD (Big Crown)
FLOATING POINTS / PHAROAH SANDERS / LONDON S.O. – Promises LP (Luaka Bop) back in stock!
NILS FRAHM – Graz LP (Erased Tapes)
GRATEFUL DEAD – Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses) LP (Rhino)
JAYDA G – DJ-Kicks LP (!K7)
JEALOUS – Lover / What’s Your Damage?
JOY ORBISON – Still Slipping Vol. 1 LP/CD (XL)
KHRUANGBIN – Barn Breaks 7” (Dead Oceans)
KILLERS – Pressure Machine LP (Island)
MEDIA JEWELER – The Sublime Sculpture of Being Alive LP (Fire Talk)
NILSSON – Son of Schmilsson (Original Master Recording) 2LP (Mobile Fidelity)
PEARL JAM – No Code LP (Epic) remastered
PHARCYDE – Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde LP (Craft)
THE POETS OF RHYTHM – Discern / Define LP (Daptone) limited color vinyl
SADE – Best Of Sade LP (Sony)
JOAN SHELLEY – Electric Ursa LP (No Quarter) color vinyl
JOAN SHELLEY – Ginko LP (No Quarter) color vinyl
SUN RA – Lanquidity 4LP/2CD (Strut)
VIAL – LOUDMOUTH LP (Get Better)
WEDNESDAY – Twin Plagues LP/TAPE (Orindal) color or black vinyl