£18.99 - x 2 Limited LP & Download code
the 6th studio album from the Brooklyn band is undoubtedly their most self-assured collection of songs in an amazing 14-year career.
Matt Berninger describes the songs as more “immediate & visceral” & ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ certainly possesses a directness, a coherency & an approachability that sounds simultaneously breakthrough & comfortingly familiar. it’s the culmination of an artistic journey that has led The National both to a new crest & somehow, back to their beginnings – The songs on one level are their most complex & on another they’re the most simple & human. essentially, this is the sound of a band fully embracing the extraordinary chemistry they have.
£20.99 - x 2 180 G Heavyweight LP with Download code
on their 1st album in 8 years, the mysterious duo draw on the Influence of 70′s disco & movie soundtracks & draw in top notch guests & the resulting album is insanely catchy & the perfect summer soundtrack.
loaded with hits, including the massive #1 single ‘Get Lucky’ featuring Pharell Williams & Nile Rogers, you need to listen to this one properly cranked up to get the full effect. “as long as you’re prepared to accept that it’s a Hollywood production inspired more by Steely Dan & California highways than Cajmere & French basements, then ‘Random Access Memories’ is a treat” – fact, “some next level musical mind control” – James Ferraro.
£23.99 - x 2 heavyweight LP
an immersive, sprawling double-length album that moves from suicide-esque deep, dissonant, hypnotic synth-grooves through to haunting, cinema-noir dronescapes.
the record chronicles Alex Zhang Hungtai’s life on the road over the past 2 years – through the labyrinths of Berlin, Belgrade, Paris & many other cities; through heartbreak, rebirth & masochistic, existential self-reflection. this is very much an album of 2 halves, yet both are equally strong & are tightly woven together thematically as one conceptual piece. ‘drifters / Love Is the Devil’ first explores the nightlife of bright neon temptations & hedonistic values & then moves to the inner world, one of remorse & lovelorn tragedies.
£11.99 - Limited Picture Disc
jim jarmusch, carter logan & shane stoneback make up this enthusiastically marginal nyc band, exploring the back-alleys of american country, noise & psych.
sqürl like big drums & broken guitars, cassette recorders, loops, feedback, sad country songs, molten stoner core, chopped & screwed hip-hop, imaginary movie scores. the release comes as a deluxe hand numbered limited edition 12” picture disc (first in a series of three). the band began in 2009 when jim & carter teamed with producer/engineer shane to record some original music for the film ‘the limits of control’. echoing the varied spanish landscapes captured in the film, the three emerged with a set of slow-motion psychedelic rock’n’roll songs (releasing them as bad rabbit). following these scoring sessions jim, shane, & carter continued to record new originals.
£13.99 - LP
dizzyingly intense, Scout’s 6th album is a stripped back guitar, drums & vocal record that simmers, storms & cascades through tales of domestic emotional crises, all of which are immaculately rendered in Scout’s distinctive songwriting style.
there aren’t many artists that can make such a bold approach work (pj harvey, soap & skin, shannon wright, sinead o’connor) but with Scout’s powerful vocals, insistent guitar lines & careful production, the stark details of the performance stand out against a lush, deeply black backdrop.
£14.99 - 180 G LP & Download
the Swedish phenomenon’s 8th album is produced by Johan Angergård & makes great use of twisted electronics.
club 8 are an unpredictable duo hailing from a small village in the south of Sweden. During the recording they have worked with Russian field recordings, children’s choirs, samples from erotic movies & construction sites, used odd building material as drums & recorded in various sites such as basements & staircases to get the right reverb. Don’t miss this! “Club 8 have never sounded deeper, darker, or funkier” PITCHFORK, “Turn this up loud & welcome in the summer” 4/5 – SUNDAY TIMES.
£13.99 - limited hand numbered 10'' with download code
numbered, limited edition 10” vinyl release of christopher owens’ acoustic version of ‘lysandre’.
this glorious reimagining of owens’ beautiful ode to journeying, adventure & lost love further proves his unerring musical vision & remarkable skill at simple, lush arrangements & incredibly proficient acoustic guitar playing. this release is exclusively available to independent retailers.
£19.99 - Heavyweight LP & CD
harder, darker & more synthetic than its predecessors, the copenhagen 4-piece explore ’90s rave sounds with a bleak undercurrent.
rather than go at these rave influences full tilt, they did the opposite of what might be expected: they stripped them down & twisted them into new shapes. opener ‘love & respect’ features a guest vocal from rap artist killer mike, who freewheels over a chugging, synth-drenched beat. elsewhere, ‘dead boy’ sees vonsild’s tremulous falsetto digitised & then floated over a semi-ambient soundscape, while ‘infinity killer’ pitches skittering sound effects against a low-end drone.