The Streets – None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive – LP €23.99 (ISLAND) – High Street Exclusive Blue Vinyl – The return of Mike Skinner. The 12-track mixtape marks The Streets’ first album in nearly a decade and features collaborations with the likes of Tame Impala, IDLES, Hak Baker, Ms Banks, Donae’O, Kasien, Dapz on the Map. and many more.
Rufus Wainwright – Unfollow The Rules – 2LP €27.99 (BMG) – Unfollow The Rules finds Rufus Wainwright at the peak of his powers, entering artistic maturity with passion, honesty and a new-found fearlessness, while remaining as mischievous as ever. Recorded in the same legendary Los Angeles studios as his landmark debut, his ninth album is both a bookend to Act 1 of an extraordinary career and a distillation of 21 years of experience at pop’s most flamboyant coal face.
Laura Marling – Song For Our Daughter – LP €21.99 (Partisan) – Indies only coloured vinyl – Laura Marling’s exquisite seventh album Song For Our Daughter arrives almost without preamble or warning in the midst of uncharted global chaos, and yet instantly and tenderly offers a sense of purpose, clarity and calm. As a balm for the soul, this full-blooded new collection could be posited as Laura’s richest to date, but in truth it’s another incredibly fine record by a British artist who rarely strays from delivering incredibly fine records.
The Beths – Jump Rope Gazers – LP €20.99 (Carpark Records) – Limited Tangerine Vinyl – The Beths return with their second album and what a bundle of emotion and rousing indie anthems it is. Another golden nugget and another album you will fall in love with instantly.
DMA’S – THE GLOW – LP €24.99 (INFECTIOUS) – Limited TRI-Colour Vinyl – DMA’S are poised to make a major breakthrough with their third album The Glow produced by multiple Grammy winner Stuart Price (The Killers, Everything Everything, New Order )at Westlake Studios in West Hollywood.
Margo Price – That’s How Rumors Get Started – LP €23.99 (LOMA VISTA) – Limited indie exclusive with Bonus 7″ – “Everybody wants to know / how I feel and what I think,” Margo Price sings in her emotive, bittersweet twang, halfway through her third full-length record. On That’s How Rumors Get Started, Price has committed her genre-bending rock-and-roll show to record for the first time, stretching out into sky-high soft-rock, burning psychedelic rock ballads, stomping road songs, and sprinkles of pop.
Julianna Barwick – Healing Is A Miracle – LP €23.99 (Ninja Tune) – Ltd Indies only inc. Signed Print – Her fourth album, Healing Is A Miracle, on Ninja Tune, marks another distinctive meditation on sound, reverb and the voice. Built out from the same instinctive, improvisational approach as those which preceded it, she also draws on the input of three collaborators she’s nurtured long friendships with: Jónsi (Sigur Rós), Nosaj Thing and Mary Lattimore, gently nudging out at the edges of Barwick’s organically-evolved sound.
Soko – Feel Feelings – LP €22.99 (BECAUSE MUSIC) – Following I Thought I Was An Alien (2012) and My Dreams Dictate My Reality (2015), Soko releases her third studio album Feel Feelings – 12 tracks of dreamy, spacious, and searing songs about self-love, acceptance and all the complexities of life
The Jayhawks – xoxo – LP €20.99 (Sham) – XOXO is the 11th studio release from the Twin Cities based band since the release of their first self titled and genre defining album in 1986. Featuring writing and lead vocal contributions from all four members, The Jayhawks’ extraordinary new album, XOXO, is the most diverse and wide-ranging in the group’s storied history
Lightning Orchestra – Source And Deliver – LP €22.99 (Acid Jazz UK) – Yellow vinyl – Dubbing themselves ‘psychedelic bootyshakers’ the Lightning Orchestra’s expansive debut arrives on Acid Jazz. Taking its influences from a wide range of sources you’ll hear nods to Hendrix and Isaac Hayes, Orchestra Poly-Rythmo and Fela Kuti, Sun Ra and Talking Heads. All laid down in their Atlanta base.
The Winter Passing – New Ways Of Living – LP €23.99 (BIG SCARY MONSTERS) – Emerging from Dublin’s thriving DIY punk and hardcore scene, The Winter Passing are among the cities most forward thinking indie/emo outfits. Always driven by their collaborative nature and fuelled by their innate sense for making music inspired by the world around them, the band formed in 2011 by siblings Rob and Kate Flynn and guitarist Jamie Collison in their hometown of Tipperary.
GUM – Out In The World – LP €22.99 (SPINNING TOP RECORDS) -Blue Vinyl – Out In The World the fifth album from the project helmed by Tame Impala and Pond multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson, Gum. It’s a glorious psych pop album with twists, turns that is influenced by Fleetwood Mac and Cleaners from Venus in equal measures.
Palaye Royale – The Bastards – 2LP €25.99 (SUMERIAN) – Limited Red Vinyl – Canadian fashion-rock trio Palaye Royale are a shot of adrenaline into the modern musical landscape. Summoning a thrilling spirit, with throwback sonic crunch, visual flair, and reckless live performances, Palaye Royale has quickly earned a legion of obsessive cult-like loyalists, lovingly dubbed Soldiers of the Royal Council.
Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead (50th Anniversary) LP Picture Disc €27.99/3CD €20.99 (RHINO) – On June 14, 1970, the Grateful Dead released Workingman’s Dead, an album that was unlike anything they had ever done, one that showed the world a new side of the Dead. It was clearly the same band as before, but now with a distinctly different sound and approach to the music, pivoting from psychedelic improvisation to folk-rock storytelling for the “everyman,” as the album’s title suggests. The 3CD set includes the original album with newly remastered sound, plus an unreleased concert recorded on February 21, 1971 at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The show was mixed from the 16-track analog master tapes by Jeffrey Norman at Bob Weir’s Marin County TRI Studios and mastered by Grammy® Award-winning engineer, David Glasser.
Dance Gavin Dance – Afterburner – LP €20.99 (Rise) -Limited Blue/Purple Black Splatter – Dance Gavin Dance is a name that instantly has people talking. One listen to any of their albums, and it’s no secret why. The new album includes 13 tracks that showcase the band on a new level, while still staying true to their roots. This album is some of the band’s best work to date and is sure to please their existing, die-hard fans, while also intriguing new listeners.
Shaggy – Hot Shot 2020 – 2LP €29.99 (EMI) – To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Shaggy’s diamond-selling album, Hot Shot, a brand-new album entitled Hot Shot 2020, featuring updated versions of the biggest hits and most beloved fan favorites across Shaggy’s catalog, along with a number of never-before-heard tracks.
VARIOUS ARTISTS – LOVE SAVES THE DAY : A HISTORY OF AMERICAN DANCE MUSIC CULTURE 1970-1979 PART 2 – 2LP €30.99 (REAPPEARING RECORDS) -For the last 20 years London-based author and party organiser Tim Lawrence has dedicated himself to excavating the history of New York City party culture and bringing some of the most powerful aspects of that culture to London’s dance scene, from where it has ricocheted around the world. Choice picks from groundbreaking DJs such as Michael Cappello, Steve D’Acquisto, Francis Grasso, Richie Kaczor, Larry Levan and Nicky Siano, The compilation traces how disco grew out of the record collections and intuitive sensibility of these and other DJs, offering a unique survey of the era’s expansive sonic palette.
REO Speedwagon – The Hits – LP €22.99 (SONY) – Released on the We Are Viny’ label, this hits compilation was originally made available in 1988. A 12 song album full of hits / fans favourites, including the two worldwide hit singles Cant Fight This Feeling and Keep On Loving You .
ASHER GAMEDZE – DIALECTIC SOUL – 2LP €25.99 (ON THE CORNER) – On The Corner Records release Dialectic Soul, the debut album from one of Cape Town’s most cuttingedge, visionary artists and musicians, the drummer Asher Gamedze. This is Jazz at its most spiritual, most progressive and most appealing form.
Ensiferum – Thalassic – 2LP €26.99 (Metal Blade) – Ensiferum are a true powerhouse when it comes to folk-inspired melodic death metal, something they hammer home more resolutely than ever with eighth full-length Thalassic. The title translating from ancient Greek as “of or relating to seas”, it’s a suitably huge and wide-ranging collection that incorporates orchestrations and traditional folk instrumentation alongside the roaring guitars, bass, and drums.
Maceo Parker – Soul Food – Cooking With Maceo – LP €19.99 (The Funk Garage) – Limited Orange Vinyl – Soul Food – Cooking with Maceo’ blends raw, old school funk with the flavours of the New Orleans school of music. Parker worked with Ivan Neville, Nikki Glaspie and Tony Hall, as well as a host of local musicians to record the songs. The funky flavour of the city weaves its way through the album as the funk father and his band take on iconic songs of the Mississippi masters such as Dr. John’s voodoo funk of Right Place, Wrong Time, The Meters Just Kissed My Baby, Yes, We Can Can recorded by Allen Toussaint as well as takes on Aretha Franklin’s Rock Steady, Prince’s The Other Side of the Pillow and Maceo’s long-time hero and Ray Charles Saxophonist, David “Fathead” Newman’s Hard Times. We also get funky workouts from Parkers own back catalogue on ‘Maceo’ and ‘Cross The Tracks’
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christain McBride & Brian Blade – RoundAgain €19.99 (NONESUCH) – The members of the original Joshua Redman Quartet – Redman (saxophone), Brad Mehldau (piano), Christian McBride (bass), and Brian Blade (drums) – reunite with the release of RoundAgain, the group’s first recording since 1994’s MoodSwing. The album features seven newly composed songs: three from Redman, two from Mehldau, and one each from McBride and Blade. The band, which formed when its now legendary members were new to New York City’s jazz scene
Charlie Parker – Immortal Charlie Parker – LP €23.99 (Birds nest) – + 6 Bonus Tracks On Solid Green Vinyl – This set presents the complete original LP The Immortal Charlie Parker (Savoy MG-12001) along with most of the master takes from his other studio recording sessions for Herman Lubinskys Savoy label. Included here are some of Birds most admired sides, such as Koko, Parkers Mood, and Donna Lee. One session presents him on tenor sax, an instrument on which he only rarely recorded. Cd has 15 bonus tracks.
Boillat Thérace Quintet – Boillat Thérace Quintet – LP €31.99 (We Release Jazz) – Swiss jazz bliss. Boillat Thérace Quintet’s self-titled album is available for the first time since its original limited private pressing in 1974 and comes as a vinyl LP. For fans of jazz, soul jazz, modal, funk, saxophones, flutes, Montreux Jazz Festival, Keith Jarrett, Freddie Hubbard, Cenovis, public transports in Geneva, and 70s flair.
Boillat Thérace Quintet Featuring Benny Bailey – My Greatest Love – LP €31.99 (We Release Jazz) – More Swiss jazz bliss. We Release Jazz unleash another reissue from Geneva’s very own Boillat Thérace Quintet. The My Greatest Love album features none other than bebop and hard-bop legend Benny Bailey and is available for the first time since 1975 on vinyl LP. or fans of jazz, soul jazz, modal, hard bop, funk, saxophones, flutes, trumpets, Montreux Jazz Festival,Kenny Dorham, Freddie Hubbard, Stuff Combe, Jimmy Heath, Ryo Fukui, delicious Cenovis, Lake Geneva, and the Swiss kind of bliss.
Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Dream – LP+ Bonus CD €23.99 (GROOVE REPLICA)
Art Blakey & The JazzMessengers – Moanin – LP+Bonus CD €23.99 (GROOVE REPLICA)
Elmore James – Hits & Rarities – LP €26.99 (Sunset Blvd)- Elmore James is known as the “King of the Slide Guitar.” He was inspired by the local performances of Robert Johnson, whose “Dust My Broom” became James’ signature song and laid the foundation for his recording career.
JIM SPENCER, ANGIE JARÉE, & MARSHALL TITUS – WRAP MYSELF UP IN YOUR LOVE – 7″ €13.99 (NUMERO) – After years in the SSW mines, the bookish Jim Spencer engaged cowriter Ed Tossing to create a hit, and turned out a song so catchy no less than two aspiring vocalists added it to their repertoire. Years later collectors finally took notice, and the late Spencer’s vision of popular music was finally vindicated. This limited 45 rpm edition of Wrap Myself Up In Your Love features Spencer on the A side, and a sexy take by Angie Jaree on the flip
Paris Green, Featuring Marvin Gaye – Oh Yes – 12″ €11.99 – This has all the hallmarks of a dance classic and one we should be really excited about. The vocal used on the track is indeed that of music legend Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell.
The Lovely Eggs – Long Stem Carnations – 7″ €7.99 (Egg Records)
Glass Animals – Dreamland – LP €21.99 (POLYDOR) – High St Exclusive Blue HeavyWeight Vinyl -RELEASE DATE CHAGED TO AUGUST 7