October RSD Drop plus New Releases from This Is The Kit, Bruce Springsteen, Gorillaz, Laura Veirs, Joe Bonamassa & more!

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Wow what a week for new releases!
Saturday 24th October sees the last of the 2020 RECORD STORE DAY Drops. Regrettably due to the pandemic we will once again be running this event online only. All October RSD stock will go live for sale at 6pm on our website on the day. It is available to browse on our website now HERE.
(Nb. Our shop in Louth, Lincs will be open on Saturday 24th 10am to 5.30pm for all other releases & second hand items as usual).
We have around 65 RSD releases for this Drop, as usual there's a bit of everything and highlights include a 30th Anniversary edition of Songs for Drella, Lou Reed’s tribute to Andy Warhol recorded with John Cale (both formerly co-founders of The Velvet Underground) a 5LP Grateful Dead box set, Def Leppard, Suede, Snoop Dogg, David Gray, Neneh Cherry and Rory Gallagher plus some great soundtracks The Natural, Pinata, The Virgin Suicides, Austin Powers, 7" singles from Keith Richards & Lyr, 10" from The Specials and Inhaler and Sports Team and Prince picture discs.
And if that's not enough music for you we have new releases from This Is The Kit, Bruce Springsteen, Laura Veirs, Gorillaz, Faithless and lots more...
This is the Kit, one of our all time favs, have a new album Off Off On out Friday. We have limited edition red vinyl and CDs in stock at the time of writing. By the end of 2018, the band had finished touring their last album, the fantastic Moonshine Freeze – leading to Kate’s Ivor Novello nomination, but when it came to Stables’ natural impulse to start the next record, her efforts were diverted by an invitation to join The National on the road for multiple tours and TV appearances – a continuation of the role she took on their album I Am Easy To Find. “It was so brilliant when I was writing to be away from my songs and the responsibility of being in charge of a band or a project – I think it really helped my writing and my getting through whatever I needed to get through.”'
The Boss is back! Bruce Springsteen - Letter To You is Springsteen’s new studio album with the E Street Band, it includes 9 recently written Springsteen songs, as well as new recordings of three of his legendary, but previously unreleased, compositions from the 1970s, “Janey Needs a Shooter,” “If I Was the Priest,” and “Song for Orphans. We have limited edition grey vinyl in stock.
Gorillaz - Song Machine Season One 'The finest Gorillaz album in a decade' says The Independent. We have limited edition orange vinyl plus CD and 2CD versions up for grabs online or in store.
Another of our favourites, we have limited edition translucent pink vinyl edition of Laura Veirs' new 11th studio album My Echo. She describes it as the ‘songs knew I was getting divorced before I did’ album. It Includes appearances from Jim James, Bill Frisell, Karl Blau & Matt Ward. Also available on CD.
Ten years on from their album The Dance British electronic wizards Faithless are back with a new album - All Blessed which features collaborations with  The Cure's Robert Smith, Dido and Cat Power.
Songhoy Blues represent the future of African rock n’ roll and release their third album, Optimisme, out on Transgressive Records this week.
Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker releases her double album Songs & Instrumentals which was written and recorded in a one room cabin in the mountains of western Massachusetts after Big Thief’s March tour was abruptly cut short due to coronavirus. The sleeve features beautiful artwork by her grandmother Diane Lee
John Frusciante releases the first instrumental electronic album under his own name on Aaron Funk's Timesig label. Maya is a double album dedicated to his cat who recently passed away and inspired by his favourite music: '91 to'96 UK breakbeat hardcore and jungle. "I don't have that interest in singing or writing lyrics like I used to. The natural thing when I'm by myself now, is to just make music like the stuff being released this year. I really love the back and forth with machines and the computer."
The Fall's 10th studio album The Frenz Experiment is released as an expanded version which includes the original album, plus singles and B-Sides. 
Joe Bonamassa has a new solo album. Royal Tea was recorded at Abbey Road Studios. The ten original tracks were co-written by Joe and a cast of homegrown notables including former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden, ex-Cream lyricist Pete Brown and national-treasure piano man Jools Holland. Available on 180gram transparent vinyl or as a deluxe CD in a tin case.
The Lost Boys Soundtrack is released this Friday as a late addition for National Album Day. It's an exclusive red vinyl edition and features tracks by INXS, Roger Daltrey and Echo and The Bunnymen from the 1987 teen horror/comedy which starred Corey Fieldman, Corey Haim, Dianne West and Kiefer Sutherland.
Rather unbelievably this Friday sees the 30th Anniversary Edition of Lemonheads' Lovey as a deluxe 2CD hardback book. A lovely vinyl version is released on Saturday as part of the RSD October Drop.
Californian indie rockers The Mountain Goats are back with their new album Getting Into Knives which includes guest performances by Charles Hodges (of numerous Al Green records) and Chris Boerner (of the Hiss Golden Messenger band).
Tempo of the Damed by Exodus is the sixth studio album by the American thrash metal band, originally released in 2004. Out Friday as a ltd double LP.
UK Indie band The Moons release Pocket Melodies 'an album full of colour and raw songwriting recorded live in the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios.' Out on purple vinyl or as a deluxe CD Hardback book.
UK metallers Raging Speedhorn are back with album no. 6 Hard To Kill. We have Ltd yellow/black splatter vinyl edition in stock plus CD.
Enjoy your weekend and with the clocks changing, an extra hour for music me thinks! Thanks so much for supporting us, Mark

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