Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, First Aid Kit, Neil Young, The Orielles, serpentwithfeet, Hannah Peel, Skegss + More

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Welcome! We've had another busy week getting the shop ready for re-opening in a few weeks time and getting your (much appreciated) orders out to you.

It's a bit of a bumper week, we have LOADS of very cool releases for you...from 60s, Jazz and film soundtracks to surf rock, R&B, 10th anniversary editions, Ozzy Osbourne's debut solo reissued and Neil Young''s Young Shakespeare.

Out Friday 26th March 2021

Swedish folk duo siblings First Aid Kit release Who By Fire this week which is a live tribute to Leonard Cohen. Available on blue vinyl or CD.

On January 22 1971 Neil Young played a solo show at The Shakespeare Theater, Stratford, CT. The show was filmed and recorded and is the earliest live footage of Neil performing that is known to exist. The analogue tapes have been lovingly restored – resulting in (as Neil says on NYA) “one of the most pure sounding acoustic performances we have in the Archive”.

Reissued 50 years after the performance - various formats available.

Floating Points Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra have recorded a very special album together, Promises is available in 2 LP formats - as 180gm or 140gm black vinyl, CD also in stock.

Ozzy Osbourne's debut album Blizzard of Ozz, first released in 1980, is reissued on silver vinyl with red swirls.

Cabaret Voltaire's brand new double album Dekadrone "delves deeper into Cabaret Voltaire’s arsenal of "harsh rhythms and threatening detonations" (Classic Pop). Double limited white vinyl. 

Bonobo's 10th Anniversary Edition of Black Sands 10th is released as a limited 2LP on Grey Vinyl. It features a new version of the iconic cover image.

The Orielle's release a new soundtrack this week "We'd always shared an interest in writing music for film and so used lockdown as an opportunity to rewrite Disco Volador into a continuous score, which is what birthed the idea of 'La Vita Olistica''.

The Love Record Stores edition is in stock - purple vinyl with die cut sleeve and printed inner.

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its release, Tame Impala present a deluxe, 4LP reissue of their debut album InnerSpeaker with loads of extras.

Hannah Peel's new album Fir Wave is in stock on limited neon pink vinyl.

A 10th Anniversary vinyl edition of John Frusciante's solo album The Empyrean is out this week. Double black vinyl with a download code.

The Bitter Truth by Evanescence is the band's first album in over ten years. Double black vinyl, deluxe 2CD Box Set and 2CD versions all in stock.

Baltimore born serpentwithfeet releases new album Deacon on the Secretly Canadian label. 'The album is “a study rather than a story,” delving into Black, gay love and the tenderness present in the best companionships, romantic or otherwise'. Limited edition brown opaque vinyl available.

Australian surf rock band Skegss have a brand new album - Rehearsal is out Friday 26th March with free sticker pack while stocks last.

Southampton 60s mod rock band Fleur De Lys' compilation Circles The Ultimate Fleur De Lys is available on vinyl and CD.

Breathe is a brand new album from Hammond B-3 organ Jazz legend Dr. Lonnie Smith - available on CD.

British folk/rock singer Ben Howard returns with his fourth album, Collections From The Whiteout. A 14 track album produced by Aaron Dessner (The National).

Connecticut music project Tune-Yards release their fifth studio album, Sketchy on 4AD. CD available.

NOW That's What I Call Music 108 - The latest compilation includes hits by Harry Styles, Miley Cyrus, The Killers and Billie Eilish.

Plus NOW8 has been reissued on CD for the first time. 35 years old, the 2CD compilation features tracks by Madness, Billy Bragg, Mel & Kim and The Housemartins.

Ariana Grande has released a deluxe CD version of her 2020 album Positions. Includes 5 new songs.

Yorkshire indie band Bull release their album Discover Effortless Living - in stock on CD

Toronto's Death From Above 1979 release Is 4 Lovers on CD - a vinyl version is following next month. Their first new music since 2017.

British composer and producer Clark releases his solo album Playground In A Lake which 'has been over 5 years in the making...using boundary pushing elements, this recording tears through the fabric of traditional composing.' Double black vinyl and CD available.

Bristol actor & musician Raleigh Ritchie's second album Andy is out this week. In stock on limited edition rose pink coloured vinyl. 

A Clear Classics reissue on transparent vinyl of Bob Dylan's 1965 album Highway 61 Revisited is out this week. 

We have the limited gold vinyl version of Green To Gold by New York indie/rock band The Antlers

New York City Funk/Soul instrumental band El Michels Affair's album Yeti Season is in stock on limited edition translucent blue vinyl. Described as a 'mind bending amalgamation of El Michels Affair's trademark cinematic soul and Turkish funk'.

New Arrivals

The 10th Anniversary Edition of Tokyo Police Club's album Champ has been released as a red/white splatter vinyl and includes a bonus 7" single. 

Uma Elmo by Danish guitarist Jakob Bro, Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen and Spanish drummer Jorge Rossy was released last month.

"The music is gentle, atmospheric, lyrical and ultimately very beautiful." - LondonJazzNews

Texan Leon Bridges' Funk/R&B album Coming Home from June 2020 is in stock on vinyl.

We have some great releases on CD by the American avant-garde composer and musician Philip Glass. From £4.99


Louth musician Jake Newby's album will be released in a month's time 23rd April - we look forward to hearing it. You can listen to his singles now on spotify.


If you are a local musician/band get in touch and tell us about the music you've been making in lockdown or come and say hello when we re-open. We are always happy to stock your physical releases in the shop. 



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