9/17/21 NEW RELEASES
DEHD – Flower of Devotion Remixed LP (Fire Talk) Chicago exclusive black & pink vinyl
Chicago’s DEHD enlists the likes of PROTOMARTYR, LALA LALA, PHYSICAL MEDIUM and more to rework the songs off their 2020 LP “Flower of Devotion”, shedding new, more danceable light onto the group’s music. This edition is limited to the city of Chicago, and it’ll go fast!
MILD HIGH CLUB – Going Going Gone LP/CD (Stones Throw) limited green vinyl
In the five year gap between “Skiptracing” and this, Alexander Brettin & co. have collaborated twice with KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD (2017’s “Sketches of Brunswick East” and a reimagined “Rolling Stoned” 45 in 2018) and relocated from Chicago to LA. The quartet has rewarded the wait for singular material, as “Going Going Gone” takes the groups electro-boogie-soul sound and introduces elements of NEW ORDER-esque synth pop, 70s HERBIE HANCOCK fusion jazz and even some Brazilian bossa nova rhythmic touches, all while keeping a sheen of dreamlike warmth to the production. They still got it, folks. On Stones Throw and RECOMMENDED.
MONO – Pilgrimage of the Soul LP/CD (Temporary Residence) limited color or black vinyl
This is the 11 album in 22 years by the Japanese noise rockers MONO. These guys are masters of nuanced orchestral rock with thick & lush arrangements & plenty of drama. Some very quiet & thoughtful moments that explode into massive walls of gorgeous sound.
MOUNTAIN MOVERS – World What World LP/TAPE (Trouble in Mind) limited color or black vinyl
2021 album by the New Haven rockers MOUNTAIN MOVERS. The album starts right off with a wah-wah solo over top a Crazy Horse inspired riff & they stay in that zone throughout the record. If you feel like spacing out with some lengthy solos & solid grooves ala WOODEN SHJIPS, CRAZY HORSE, HERON OBLIVION etc… then this is the record for you.
SMOKE BELLOW – Open For Business LP (Trouble in Mind) limited color or black vinyl
SMOKE BELLOW is a Baltimore via Australia band & “Open for Business” is their 2021 album. Rhythmic post-punk tunes with some interesting arrangements that should appeal to fans of everything from RAINCOATS YO LA TENGO & TALKING HEADS.
ALICIE WALTER – I Am Alicia LP/CD/TAPE (Sooper)
“I Am Alicia” is the debut solo album by Alicia Walter.” An interesting blend of pop, jazz, soul with some hints of 20th century classical minimalism. Musically we hear hints of everything from Prince, ST. Vincent, Michael Jackson, Steve Reich & 80s Japanese pop. Really interesting stuff!
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES & RESTOCKS
BAD BAD HATS – Walkman LP/CD (Don Giovanni) limited coke-bottle clear vinyl
THE BETHS – Auckland, New Zealand, 2020 LP (Carpark)
BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB – Buena Vista Social Club: 25th Anniversary 2LP/2CD box set (World Circuit)
CARCASS – Torn Arteries LP/CD/TAPE (Nuclear Blast)
BOB DYLAN – Springtime in New York: Bootleg Series Vol. 16 (1980-1985) LP/CD/CD box set (Columbia)
EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL – Eden LP (Buzzin’ Fly) half-speed remastered
FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB – Pinata LP (Madlib Invasion)
GUIDED BY VOICES – Isolation Drills LP (TVT) 20th anniversary ed.
KARATE – In Place of Real Insight LP/TAPE (Numero) limited color or black vinyl
LARAAJI – Flow Goes the Universe LP (All Saints) remastered
MINI TREES – Always in Motion LP (Run For Cover)
WAYNE SHORTER – The All Seeing Eye LP (Blue Note) tone poet series
NANCY SINATRA – Boots LP/CD (Light in the Attic) limited color or black vinyl
SUN RA – Lanquidity LP (Strut) remastered
SZA – Good Days 10” (RCA)
UMAN – Chaleur Humaine CD (Freedom To Spend) vinyl coming in November