Paul Weller's Fat Pop! The Black Keys, St Vincent, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 50th Anniversary of Deja Vu, Rag N Bone Man, Dropkick Murphys, Phoebe Bridgers EP, Matt Berry & RSD Drop 1

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New Releases for 14th May 2021

The Black Keys release their tenth studio album, Delta Kream this week. Dan Auerbach said of the album: “We made this record to honor the Mississippi hill country blues tradition that influenced us starting out. These songs are still as important to us today as they were the first day Pat and I started playing together and picked up our instruments. It was a very inspiring session with Pat and me along with Kenny Brown and Eric Deaton in a circle, playing these songs. It felt so natural.”

One of the UK's most consistent artists Paul Weller releases the fantastically titled new album Fat Pop in several different formats tomorrow, full info here

Something very special for fans of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Deja Vu 50th Anniversary Edition - this is a 4CD Set and 180 Gram Black Vinyl in a 12 x 12" book-style hard-cover.

St Vincent's new album Daddy's Home is out 14th May, "The album was inspired by the classic records of the 70s. Stevie, Sly, Stones, Steely Dan, Chords, Groove. The days when sophisticated harmony and rhythm didn't sound heady - they just sounded, and felt good. Lots of guitar. But warm sounds, not distortion and chaos. Hopefully a turn nobody will see coming" - Annie Clark.

Copycat Killer Is A 12” Featuring 4 exclusive new versions Of songs From Phoebe Bridgers’ wildly acclaimed Punisher album collaborating with arranger Rob Moose (Sufjan Stevens, The National, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z). Limited edition 'Mountain Blast' 12" vinyl.

Out this week for fans of 90s British electronic rock band Seefeel is an expanded reissue of their second album Succour. This version is a 3LP which includes 12 tracks not on the original 1995 pressing. Also released is St/Fr/Sp - 2 EPs as a 2LP and (Ch-Vox) their third album as an expanded 2LP with 6 extra tracks.

Andy Bell releases See My Friends - a limited edition 10" EP - only 700 copies of this one.

Ten Bob Each Way/Use Your Loaf is a joint Nightingales / Stewart Lee 7"

Iron And Wine release Archive Series Volume No. 5: Tallahassee Recordings as a  limited edition coloured vinyl in stock. 'the lost-in-time debut album from Iron and Wine. A collection of songs recorded three years prior to his official Sub Pop debut, The Creek Drank the Cradle (2002)'

The Blue Elephant is a new psych adventure by Matt Berry. Limited aqua blue vinyl, CD and cassette available.

Finnish/British songwriter Otta releases new EP Songbook - black 12" vinyl.

Sampled Funk is exactly that! Funky tracks as sampled by Daft Punk, Sugarhill Gang, Method Man, Jamie XX, Cassius, Snoop Dogg and lots more.

Angel Olsen's Song Of The Lark And Other Far Memories - New 4LP Box Set

Brighton Post-Punk band Squid's debut album Bright Green Field - green double vinyl version, CD or cassette in stock

Life By Misadventure is the new album from Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, and is the follow up to his 2017 ground breaking, critically acclaimed debut, Human. Limited red double heavyweight vinyl.

The new 20th Anniversary edition of one of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Studio One releases, now available as a special one-off blue double vinyl pressing.

Electronic artist Sunglasses Kid has released Sophomore - available on pink vinyl

Spirit Of The Beehive - Entertainment, Death - Indie exclusive edition of 500 on maroon, deep purple & coke bottle clear marbled vinyl.

Plus more recent new arrivals for you ...

US experimental band Genghis Tron released their new album Dream Weapon earlier this month - it's in stock on neon green vinyl.

Turn Up That Dial is the 10th album by The Dropkick Murphys - New Gold LP



UPDATE on RECORD STORE DAY DROPS 2021 at Of The Beaten Tracks

This year Record Store Day is not one but two 'Drops'. 

RSD DROP ONE is on Saturday 12 June.

The guidance we've been given by the RSD organisers is that whilst the country is still under Covid restrictions we are to welcome customers in timed slots which can be booked on our website one week in advance of the RSD Drop One day. This way a large gathering of people will be avoided. This is particularly important to us because our shop is located on Aswell Street, which is largely a residential area.

Each slot will be for ten minutes so anyone booking a slot must have decided which item(s) they would like to purchase before they enter the shop. As usual they will be able to buy one copy of each item from the RSD list. Unfortunately customers will not be able to browse the RSD stock on the day.

A full selection of all our RSD stock for Drop 1 will be available to browse online from next Thursday 20th May.

You will be able to buy a slot on this website on Saturday 5 June from 6pm. Customers will only be able to book one slot. Each slot will cost £10 to book. This will then be deducted from the cost of your RSD item(s) at the till on the day. 

Off The Beaten Tracks will be then be open on Record Store Day Drop One Saturday 12 June for appointments only from 8.00am to 3.00pm.

Customers will also be able to purchase any remaining RSD releases on this website from 6pm the same day (Saturday 12 June).

I hope that all makes sense!!!! 


The second Drop is Saturday 17 July by which time Covid19 restrictions should have been lifted.

This means the day will be more like a typical Record Store Day. We can be open all day with a socially distanced queue and hopefully some live music too. This will be confirmed nearer the time. For Drop 2 RSD releases will be for sale on our website one week after on Saturday 17 July.

If you have any questions about RSD21 at Off The Beaten Tracks do get in touch.

We've got so much new stock coming in at the moment, so do bear in mind that if something you're looking for is not listed on the website it may well be in stock in store. For those of you that know the shop you'll know that the website is only ever going to be a small selection of what we've got in our Aswell Street shop.

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