New in store from Dinosaur Jr, Field Music, Cabaret Voltaire, Arlo Parks, Fabiano Do Nascimento. Kaleo, The Selecter, Jake Newby and more!

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We're still getting used to the fact that we are actually OPEN!

It's good to see you all again, we've had a great start back. There's lots to look forward to with loads of great stock coming to the shop over the next few weeks plus we are planning ahead for the RSD Drops in June & July - more details coming very soon about how the Drops will happen at Off The Beaten Tracks.

It's a bumper newsletter this week with great new releases for this Friday 23rd April plus plenty more new arrivals from the last fortnight to check out too. 

New Releases for Friday 23rd April

Dinosaur Jnr release their new album Sweep It Into Space this week. We are sold out of pre-orders of the limited purple vinyl but have black vinyl and CD versions in stock. Produced and featuring Kurt Vile, it's a thrilling listen full of J & Lou's great songs delivered with their trademark devastating sound. Always a pleasure to get a new album from one of the most consistently brilliant American Indie Rock bands around.

Flat White Moon is the new release from Sunderland's finest Field Music 'Flat White Moon is their most personal, revealing, warmest-sounding album so far.' (The Arts Desk). CD or Ltd Transparent vinyl in stock.

BN9Drone is the latest release from the experimental Sheffield band. It delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of “harsh rhythms and threatening detonations” (Classic Pop), CD available.

Arlo Parks' first EP has been reissued together with her second EP - Super Sad Generation, available on CD.

'One of the most iconic pieces of music in Heavenly’s history gets a first time reissue on vinyl. This time Flowered Up's Weekender even has a B side and it’s the soundtrack from the legendary and timeless film made by WIZ to accompany the original release back in 1992.'  Also released is the companion piece to the Weekender 12" is Weatherall’s Weekender featuring two remixes by producer Andrew Weatherall. Both Black vinyl 12" limited to 800 copies. Grab these before they disappear.

One of 70s ska revival's main bands The Selecter release Too Much Pressure. A remastered limited edition clear vinyl release for its 40th Anniversary - comes with a bonus 7" single.

The Pink Stones, ace new country rock band hailing from Athens, Georgia, release their debut album Introducing...The Pink Stones on randomly coloured 140gm vinyl. Definitely one to check out.

Recommended! Super talented Brazilian guitarist Fabiano Do Nascimento releases his debut album Danca Dos Tempos this week. 'Folkloric Brasilian/Afro-Brasilian music taken into the future. featuring Airto Moreira. Black vinyl version in stock now.

Kôrôlén is a very special collaboration between two titans in music: Toumani Diabaté, the Grammy-winning Malian kora virtuoso, and the London Symphony Orchestra. CD or vinyl versions available.

Fire It Up is legendary Memphis guitarist Steve Cropper's first album of new Soul / R&B material in 10 years. Cropper is the legendary guitarist with Booker T. & the M.G.'s & also played on records by Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam and Dave, Johnny Taylor and Albert King.

Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is a thunderous performance from Motorhead’s 2012 Kings of The Road tour, spanning fifteen classics across all four decades. 2 disc CD/DVD set or double black vinyl.

Icelandic blues rock band Kaleo release new album Surface Sounds this week. CD or double vinyl versions available.

German producer Ulrich Schnauss has collaborated again with Danish musician Jonas Munk, Eight Fragments Of An Illusion is released on limited edition transparent red vinyl.

Crestone is the debut feature written and directed by Marnie Ellen Hertzler with a film score by the experimental New York act Animal Collective. Available on black vinyl.

New Arrivals

We have the vinyl re-issue of Future Sound of London’s seminal album from 1996, Dead Cities in stock - double 180gm vinyl.

Guided By Voices' new double album Under The Bushes Under The Stars, released just last Friday 16th April is in stock now on vinyl. 

Michigan hard rock band Greta Van Fleet's latest album The Battle At Garden's Gate is available on CD or  limited edition transparent green vinyl.

25 Year Anniversary Edition of Goldie’s Timeless  - 3CD Triple Gatefold Digipak Sleeve with Deluxe Reflective Silver Board and Booklet, with New Liner Notes by Tim Barr.

Flu Game sees Ladbrooke Grove Grime MC AJ Tracey showcasing twelve brand new tracks. CD or orange vinyl versions in stock.

Beijing musician Howie Lee's Birdy Island is in stock on vinyl.'Threads elements of traditional Chinese folk, OST-style sound design, ceremonial Taoist music, jazz fusion and stripped-back UK grime sonics.'

The Bearded Lady Also Sells The Candy Floss is the fourth in a series of four new albums released by Billy Childish's band The William Loveday Intention this winter.

We have copies of the 2020 coloured edition of Thurston Moore's 2007 solo album Trees Outside The Academy (Remastered)  

Public Service Broadcasting's 2013 album Inform - Educate - Entertain and last year's The Race For Space are in stock on vinyl.

Ariana Grande's sixth album Positions is available on coke bottle clear vinyl.

Lynyrd Skynyrd's live gig on August 21, 1976 at Knebworth Park is released as a double LP. CD & DVD set also in stock.

Brighton indie band Porridge Radio's 2016 debut album Rice, Pasta & Other Fillers has been released on clear vinyl - limited to 1000 copies.

German born British artist Max Richter releases Voices 2. Available on 2LP or CD.

Canadian multi instrumentalist Mitch Davis' 7" single Bear The Cold, released  last week is in stock.

We have copies of newcomer Eli Smart's new 4 track 10" Boonie Town 

Just last week The Offspring released Let The Bad Times Roll - we have indies only orange crush vinyl up for  grabs.

Norah Jones releases her first full live album Til We Meet Again. In stock on CD or vinyl.

Dublin artist Imelda May releases her 6th album 11 Past The Hour - in stock on CD and vinyl.

Top CDs for you...

The deluxe edition of Melody Gardot's - Sunset In The Blue on CD

Country singer Eric Church's new album Heart is in stock on CD, as featured on Bob Harris' Radio 2 show Thursday 22nd.

Contemporary Christian singer/songwriter Michael W. Smith's A Million Lights is available on CD

Sheffield metalcore quintet While She Sleeps have released new album Sleeps Society - available on CD

We have two excelllent pop and rock CD compilations - Now That's What I Call 12" 80s is a 4 disc set and Absolute Radio Presents Through The Decades which is a 3CD 60 track release.

Closer to home Louth musician Jake Newby releases his album Promises Kept & Broken over on Friday 23rd April - a fantastic and assured collection of songs with bags of personality, the CD version is available to buy from the shop and on this site.


Enjoy your weekend, if you haven't had a chance to get to the shop yet do stop by and say hello. We're open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00am to 5.30pm and til 6pm on Fridays.

And while you're in town check out Louth's fine independent businesses and new outdoor cafe culture in the market place (on non market days), I recommend a fine Mocha from Larders cafe one of my favs!!! Don't forget a relaxing walk around Spout Yard Park or Hubbard's Hills. We look forward to the re-opening of all the other excellent Louth eateries very soon, especially our friends at fellow Aswell Street cafe Little Rose Tea Rooms. Stay safe.

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