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  • To Sonic Boom’s Pete Kember, re-imagining the past can lead to ways forward on life’s natural, interconnected path In April of 2020, he released his first album in over 20 years called All Things Being Equal, a lush and psychedelic record full of interwoven synthesizers and droning vocal melodies, concerned with the state of...
  • Dinosaur Jr have announced, their new full full-length Sweep It Into Space via Jagjaguwar, along with the news, the band have shared the album track “I Ran Away” Recorded at Amherst’s Biquiteen, the sessions for Sweep It Into Space began in the late Autumn of 2019, following a West Coast/South East tour The only extra...
  • Alan Vega’s name is synonymous with unfettered, tireless creativity Beginning in the late 1950s, when he was a fine art student at Brooklyn College, through his years playing in Suicide, and all the way up until his death in 2016, Vega was constantly creating That process naturally led to a wealth of material that didn’t see...
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    Returning with another debut album for 2021, Music From Memory are delighted to introduce a new band, The Zenmenn, with their first ever release ‘Enter The Zenmenn’ Whilst little about the band is made known, their work is described by writer Winton Rousseauas an “experiment in harmonic convergence emerging from a deep...
  • The debut feature written, produced and directed by Marnie Ellen Hertzler Set in the desert of Crestone, Colorado over the course of eight days and set to an original score composed by Animal Collective's Geologist & Deakin Crestone follows a group of SoundCloud rappers who live in solitude, growing weed and making music for...
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    Mogwai have advanced without a plan since they were teenagers, there have been no secretive meetings to work out the master plan It is rare to hear a band that has been going for this long, and have this many albums behind them – ten records in and still no disappointments or mistaken creative left turns You may know what to...
  • Unwound’s paranoid and pulsating sixth album, Challenge For a Civilized Society explores the pre-Y2K technological dread of modern punk living Producer Steve Fisk threads Justin Trosper’s stabbing, discordant guitar in and around Sara Lund’s consolidated drum attack and Vern Rumsey’s relentless, throbbing bass A vicious...
  • After the incredible success of Polygondwanaland in 2017, we want to give everyone a chance to get their lucky hands on these King Gizzard albums Live at New Belgium Brewing Company, Asheville, NC, USA, September 1st, 2019 Recorded by: Sam Joseph, Stacey Wilson and Gaspard...
  • Roman Candle, the first studio release from Elliott Smith, is a record steeped in catharsis Written, recorded, and performed by Smith alone, Roman Candle served as a functional retreat from Smith’s musical outings in his post-punk outfit Heatmiser, while simultaneously reintroducing him as a quieter, more intimate thoughtful...
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    For those looking to discover Elliott Smith for the first time, or longtime fans seeking a collection of his greatest work, An Introduction To offers a thoughtfully curated compilation spanning the length of his career and posthumous releases Highlighting his many talents, An Introduction To depicts a musician capable of intensely...
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    Tortoise's self-titled debut incorporates many musical styles and influences and combines them into one very distince sound So distinct that sometime after the release of this record they became recognized as the leaders of a new musical movement Tortoise exploits the recording studio, in that they utilize the recording process as...
  • Recorded by John McEntire at Idful Studios in Chicago, Nassau moves the band away from the more immediate pop leanings of their self-titled debut and sees them begin to experiment as a band in production and songwriting Nassau was featured on many 1995 year end lists, moving the band into the spotlight and out of the shadows...
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    Following the band’s self-titled debut released in Sept 1994 and Nassau released in March 1995, The Biz was the band’s third record in just over one calender year It was recorded at John McEntire’s own Soma Studios The instruments were mostly recorded live in only three days The vocals were recorded by Prekop alone in five...
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    After recording the material that would later comprise the bulk of Invisible Hits, the Soft Boys recorded their masterpiece, the shimmering neo-psychedelic Underwater Moonlight Essentially, the band didn't change their style for the record -- they merely perfected it The Soft Boys don't hide their influences -- whether its the...
  • "The Black Angels bring the aura of mid-1966 the drilling guitars of early Velvet Underground shows, the raga inflections of late-show Fillmore jams, the acid-prayer stomp of Austin avatars the 13th Floor Elevators everywhere they go, including the levitations on their second album, Directions to See a Ghost Mid-Eighties echoes of...
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    Carla dal Forno presents her debut solo album You Know What It's Like, following time in cult Melbourne group Mole House and an earlier association with Blackest Ever Black as a member of F ingers and Tarcar Her voice is an extraordinary instrument: both disarmingly conversational and glacially detached It has something of the...
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    2021 restock "Vinylization of the recent Home Fi cassette (originally released on the Australian Brierfirld Flood Press label) by this magnificent New Zealand singer/songwriter We were never able to score a copy of the tape, despite the fact we released Maxine's last LP, Silk, so we figured we would perform the public service of...
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    The singer and songwriter Greg Ashley has made a name for himself both as a member of notable underground bands The Gris Gris, The Mirrors, and Strate Coats, as well as a solo artist As a fixture in the underground music scene, his musical abilities span a range of genres including garage punk, psychedelia, and folk In addition to...
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    The Telescopes have been described by the British music press as "more a revolution of the psyche than a revolution of the sidewalk"; a thread consistent throughout a body of work spanning over 30 years The Telescopes have constantly pushed at their own boundaries to unravel new pathways of existence, coloring outside the lines of...
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    March 16-20, 1992 is the third studio album by alternative country band Uncle Tupelo, released in 1992 The title refers to the five-day span during which the album was recorded An almost entirely acoustic recording, the album features original songs and covers of traditional folk songs in near equal number, and was produced by REM...
  • Mirah’s critically acclaimed C'mon Miracle, available on vinyl for the first time since 2014 Sea Blue vinyl, includes digital download card First Pressing of 1000 Brooklyn-based Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (b 1974, Philadelphia) creates incorruptible independent pop music defined by her graceful songwriting and adventuresome...
  • Mirah’s critically acclaimed Advisory Committee, available on vinyl for the first time since its initial release in 2002 Blood Red vinyl, includes digital download card First pressing of 1000 Brooklyn-based Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (b 1974, Philadelphia) creates incorruptible independent pop music defined by her graceful...
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    The Armed have announced a new album, ULTRAPOP via Sargent House - their first album with the label Featuring work from Mark Lanegan and Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen this is the first album co-produced by the band's own Dan Greene in collaboration with Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe) Kurt Ballou remains at the...
  • In 1986, while Mark Sandman was still touring with his first major label band, Treat Her Right, and before he convened the now-mythical Morphine, he assembled what is often referred to as his "secret band" Hypnosonics remained a favorite side project, and performed for the last time two weeks before Sandman's death in 1999 Playing...
  • Prior to founding the band Morphine, Mark Sandman launched Hypnosonics, built around a stripped down drum kit with no toms and a piece of plywood in place of cymbals, played by Jay Hilt With funk in its heart, Hypnosonics was originally a five piece with Sandman on guitar and organ, Tom Halter and Russ Gershon of the...
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    The sophomore studio album from singer-songwriter Joji Melancholic and emotional, this intimate record showcases an artist maturing 2020,...
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    Originally released in February 2008, the vinyl has been out of print for many years and has been reissued as a yellow vinyl pressing in a gatefold sleeve, with an exclusive art print of the original artwork An exclusive A1 poster is available with all purchases from the Mute Bank store Featuring the singles ‘A&E’,...
  • "Walk the dog Exercise Make art 'The mind is happy when the body is' Things I can potentially fill my days with if I am stuck at home for months on end… Then, one day, I hear a frenetic, free drummer playing in his garage a few blocks from me And I think “interesting” I stand outside his garage staring at the wall, like...
  • With no touring this year, and possibly next, we decided to take a deep dive into our archives and put together the first volume of our much discussed archival series, Reflections Featuring rare and unreleased recordings from 2009 - 2013, Including a ghost town desert jam off the side of the highway, our first live performance in...
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    “A weird trip of a band…the second this was playing I was immediately hooked I initially dove in because their name was attached to Mikey Young for mastering (I have a rule with Mikey…if he had his hands on it, it’s probably worth a listen) This band exceeds in all my trials “Esoteric nature, but oddly poppy and ready to...
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    From Melbourne Australia, EXEK are proud to unveil their third album, Some Beautiful Species Left Like their previous releases, Some Beautiful Species Left is the cultivation of numerous edits and overdubs, where once again EXEK subscribe to Brian Eno’s philosophy of the studio as an instrument This MO allows the songwriting...
  • "I’ve had the pleasure of being a Fall fan since I was a teen I was lucky enough to have some guidance from my local record shop stoner-lords They turned me on to many of my heroes, but once I heard my first slanted and barky Fall song, I was part of the army for life The word prolific gets tossed around a lot It almost seems...
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    British primal psych band Loop was formed in London in 1986 by Robert Hampson on guitar and vocals and Beki Stewart (Bex) on drums After finding bassist Glen Ray, Loop signed to Head Records, run by Jeff Barrett (Heavenly), and released the feedback-drenched 12-inch, 16 Dreams With the arrival of James Endeacott on second guitar,...
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    All three LOOP John Peel sessions collated on one vinyl album from 1987–1990, these are some of the best recordings by LOOP Remastered by Kevin Metcalf when the CDs were reissued in 2008, REACTOR has decided to reissue the famed WOLFFLOW 2LP for RSD 2017 In a new / updated sleeve, with new printed innerbags Wolf Flow captures...
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    It's safe to say that the members of French duo Air were feeling themselves when it came time to make the group's second album In a classic case of reacting to the pressure of following up such a landmark debut as Moon Safari--responsible for jump-starting the electro-lounge movement of the late 1990s--the pair wanted to make...
  • Perhaps what distinguishes ‘Green to Gold’ from the rest of The Antlers’ canon is its, well, sunniness Conceived and written almost entirely in the morning hours, ‘Green to Gold’ is the band’s first new music in nearly seven years, and easily their most luminous to date “I think this is the first album I’ve made...
  • Peshekhod, the debut album from Dima Pantyushin & Sasha Lipsky, oscillates through an immaculate synth-pop ecosystem in which every shift feels both accurate in its absurdity and divinely danceable A window into the inner life of a wandering Muscovite, Peshekhod is a picaresque in miniature, a record that explores the stations...
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    For fans of Young Marble Giants, Go Betweens, Moldy Peaches and obscure 70's and 80's DIY 7"s Chapter release a new compilation of mostly unheard wide-eyed psychedelic new wave from Australia's youngest composing and recording band Tangled Shoelaces were aged 10-14 when they first started in a leafy suburb of Brisbane in...
  • we wrote it on the road mostly when that was still a place and then recorded it in masks later, distanced at the beginning of the second wave it was autumn, and the falling sun was impossibly fat and orange we tried to summon a brighter reckoning there, bent beneath varied states of discomfort, worry and wonderment we fired...
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    Her is a science-fiction romance film directed by Spike Jonze In the not so distant future, Theodore, a lonely writer, purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user's every need To Theodore's surprise, a romantic relationship blossoms between him and the software Technology and love blend in an unexpected...
  • Absolutely essential Reissue of PJ Harvey's iconic, Mercury-winning studio album Produced by PJ Harvey with Rob Ellis and Mick Harvey, and originally released in October 2000, Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea features the singles ‘Good Fortune’, 'A Place Called Home' and ‘This Is Love’ and includes a duet with...
  • SO THIS TAPE STARTED while the entire band was decamped at an undisclosed location working on the next Mountain Goats album, and I had brought books with me to read, and one of them was Pierre Chuvin’s A Chronicle of the Last Pagans, which I was reading as research material for another thing I’m working on; and it’s been a...
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    The Oxford based alternative rock band Swervedriver continued to develop themselves by implementing different music into their alternative rock and shoegaze sound Their first album Raise can be categorized as an album with a heavy sound, but also some melodic parts Their direct approach of the shoegaze sound can be heard by...
  • Few musicians can claim to count Rex Orange County (with whom Benny co-wrote and performed on the platinum single, “Loving Is Easy”), Goldlink, Cornelius, Mayer Hawthorne, John Mayer, Rita Ora, Anderson Paak, and Mac DeMarco as fans and collaborators, but the attraction isn’t hard to understand Benny’s songs are...
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    "Matthew Sweet's third album is a remarkable artistic breakthrough thanks to his exceptional songwriting, the album is a fresh, original interpretation of a classic sound" - Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AllMusiccom " the holy grail of power pop" -Tiny Mix Tapes This is the vinyl release Matthew Sweet's 1991 classic has always...
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    Originally released privately in the Washington DC area during the mid-'80s and now finally reissued (with bonus tracks), Dale Jenkins' 'Undesirable Elements' is a desolate and deconstructed album which touches on the subtleties and extremes of the human condition The songs are constructed with gnarled bits of proto-punk via...
  • Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing 1997s Premiers Symptmes is the cult classic debut EP from French postmodern electro duo Air - acronym for Amour Imagination Reve love imagination dream - comprised of sound auteurs Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel Featuring early instrumental singles released between 1995 and 1997 the dreamy...
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    To coincide with the deluxe reissue of “The Virgin Suicides” (see below), Warner/Parlophone will also release remastered versions of Air’s five album discography on 180-gram vinyl with original artwork – their first EP Premiers Symptômes (1997), Moon Safari (1998), 10,000 Hz Legend (2001), Talkie Walkie (2004), and...
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