7/31/20 NEW RELEASES
GANSER – Just Look at That Sky LP/CD
This is the 2nd album by the excellent Chicago band GANSER. Aggressive noise rock with snarling guitars, heavy bass & vocals that remind us of the great Ari Up of THE SLITS & KAREN O. Fans of TOUCH & GO, AM REP style noise rock will dig this for sure.
OHMME – Fantasize Your Ghost LP/CD
The massively talented Chicago duo OHMME are back with their third album. Sima Cunningham & Macie Stewart are both fantastic guitarists, multi-instrumentalists & their vocal harmonies are truly impressive. Crisp & complex songs that almost veer into math rock territory at times. Fans of ST. VINCENT, THE ROCHES, TALKING HEADS, FIERY FURNACES etc… will love this. RECOMMENDED.
MIKE POLIZZE – Long Lost Solace Find LP/CD (Paradise of Bachelors) color or black vinyl
“Long Lost Solace Find” is the debut solo album by Mike Polizze of PURLING HISS & BIRDS OF MAYA. With help from buds like Kurt Vile & WAR ON DRUGS engineer Jeff Zeigler, Polizze has now made his own classic Philly record. There’s no way you can listen to a song like “Cheewawa” & not hum the melody to yourself for the rest of the day. Mellow acoustic rock that will appeal to KV, WAR ON DRUGS, Steve Gunn, AFGHAN WHIGS, & THE CHURCH will dig this. RECOMMENDED.
THE STOOGES – FUN HOUSE 15LP box set (Rhino) SORRY THESE SOLD OUT!!
Limited edition box set from one of the greatest rock records ever made. This pressing of 1,970 copies (cheeky) comes with a 2LP, 45RPM version of the classic record, the complete Fun House sessions (that was originally released on CD in the late 90s), 2 7”s, 2 posters, a book & a 45 adapter. One of the craziest box sets we’ve ever seen!!
WYE OAK – No Horizon 12” (Merge) pink vinyl
Baltimore duo WYE OAK dives further into electronics on this idiosyncratic EP, using light synth textures in tandem with a blend of electronic beats and Andy Stack’s precise drumming that can sound at times like 80s PETER GABRIEL. Jenn Wasner’s voice weaves in and out of these rhythms, supported by The BROOKLYN YOUTH CHORUS. A great, forward-thinking followup to their wonderful 2018 release “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs”. On Merge and RECOMMENDED.
OTHER IMPORTANT NEW RELEASES
LOU BARLOW – Emoh 2LP (Merge) 15th anniversary edition
SHIRLEY COLLINS – Heart’s Ease LP/CD (Domino)
DIRTY PROJECTORS – Flight Tower EP 12” (Domino)
FONTAINES D.C. – A Hero’s Death LP/deluxe 2LP/CD (Partisan)
BOBBIE GENTRY – The Delta Sweete 2LP (Capitol) expanded reissue with bonus tracks
ALEX IZENBERG – Caravan Chateau LP (Weird World)
ALAIN JOHANNES – Hum LP (Ipecac)
GIG MARGARET – Mia Gargaret LP (Orindal) now on color vinyl
ALANIS MORRISSETTE – Such Pretty Forks in the Road LP (Crush)
ALISON MOSSHART (of THE KILLS) – Rise b/w It Ain’t Water 7” (Domino)\
PSYCHEDELIC FURS – Made of Rain LP/CD (Cooking Vinyl) new album!!
SLOWDIVE – Just For A Day LP (Music on Vinyl) limited “flaming” color vinyl
SUFJAN STEVENS – America 12” (Asthmastic Kitty)
SUN RA – Celestial Love LP (Modern Harmonic)
WILLIAM TYLER – Music from First Cow (Merge)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Nu Leaf LP (Numero Group)
VARIOUS ARTISTS – Black Riot: Early Jungle, Rave & Hardcore 2LP (Soul Jazz)
THE ZOMBIES – I Love You LP (Craft) reissue
THE ZOMBIES – The Zombies LP (Craft) reissue
THE ZOMBIES – R.I.P. LP (Craft) reissue