Hope all is well with everyone.
As mentioned last week we have live music and a record signing coming up this Saturday the 26th of June at 4PM.. Yep 4PM Saturday we have SAINT SISTER performing tracks from their beautiful new album ‘Where I Should End’.. We are really looking forward to it… There will be a little PA set up outside the shop and the band will perform some songs for us.. I hope some of ye can join us.. It should be class and hopefully some of the community will support it.. We will provide a refreshment or bring your own if you’d rather.. If you can’t make it in to us and would like a CD or LP signed bt the band just email us and we will sort that also.. Here is ‘The Place That I Work’ from the record.. Really hope yo see ye Saturday.. It will be class.. It’s outside but masks please folks..
Right to releases for this Friday the 25th of June.. They include new releases by SAINT SISTER, JOHN GRANT, KOJAQUE, LUCY DACUS, FAYE WEBSTER, HIATUS KAIYOTE, SOUL JAZZ – COLD WAVE #2, HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER, STYX, CEDRIC BURNSIDE, JACK SAVORETTI, JOHN MURRY, DREAM THEATER, DEVIN TOWNSEND, PSYCHEDELIC FURS ‘Best Of’, a BEATLES 7”, a STONES 7”. There are reissues by PJ HARVEY, MOTORHEAD, MADNESS, FLEETWOOD MAC, GYM CLASS HEROES, HAMMERFALL, QUEENSRYCHE, MILES DAVIS, BILL EVANS, THE DRIFTERS, KELLY LEE OWENS, KILLING JOKE, ALAN PARSONS, MY MORNING JACKET, SONNY CLARK, WES MONTGOMERY, JIMMY SMITH, BRIAN SETZER, MOUNT KIMBIE, and THE ROOTS. On the CD front we have new ones from MODEST MOUSE and PICTURE THIS.
Video for last week is up here to view now :
Quite a few isn’t there… It is tamer the 2nd of July.. Here is what’s out.. There are new releases from THE GO! TEAM, BOBBY GILLESPIE & JEHNNY BETH, LAURA MVULA, MR JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST, EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER, AT THE GATES, EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY and the soundtrack to ‘Annette’ by SPARKS.. There are reissues from BIG COUNTRY, and CHRISTINE PERFECT.. On the CD front there are releases from TOM PETTY, and a reissue of QUEEN’s ‘Greatest Hits’ on CD or Cassette…
Right so moving onto the releases for the 9th of July and we have a big Irish debut record release by INHALER on Polydor, ‘It Won’t Always Be Like This’.. It’s available to us on CD, Standard Black Vinyl or an Exclusive Pressing for the Irish Market only on Green Vinyl.. It’s lovely when Irish acts / bands do an Irish only press I think.. Villagers have one for the release in August… Shame on me but I didn’t give Inhaler a chance / listen until an hour ago.. But I have them on since and I am really liking the songs and sound to be honest.. Very impressive.. Fine young Irish band to be fair.. Looking forward to the album and ticket also purchased for Cypress Avenue on the 16th of December now.. And the Franks the night after.. Happy days indeed…
Universal also for the 9th of July have the soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe movie ALMOST FAMOUS as a limited 5CD Super Deluxe Box with 47 Songs (some unreleased), or as a limited 2LP vinyl press and a 2CD release also.. UMC have some YELLO vinyl reissues of ‘Pocket Universe’ ‘Zebra’ and ‘Baby’ and they have first timer vinyl pressings of ‘Motion Picture’ and ‘The Eye’… Mercury present THE ROLLING STONES ‘A Bigger Bang’ Live On Copacabana Beach’ live show, biggest in history in front of 1.5 Million people (Free show).. It’s now available on DVD, BluRay, 2CD/DVD, 2CD/BluRay, 2CD/2DVD, 2CD/2BluRay or as a limited 3LP coloured vinyl edition..
Sony for the 9th of July have the new TOM ODELL record on CD, Standard LP or Indies Only Clear vinyl.. Here is ‘Numb’ from the new album entitled ‘Monsters’.. It is definitely edgier, darker stuff from Mr. Odell..
Sony also have the vinyl release of the latest MILEY CYRUS album ‘Plastic Hearts’.. Now there is someone who knows a thing or two about getting edgier and darker… Supported to be a fine album you know.. Here is the title track from the album.. It’s been delayed again and again on vinyl, but due now on the 9th of July..
Integral for the 9th of July have early KING GIZZARD as well as a brand new album by THE WALLFLOWERS, and a new JON HOPKINS’ EP ‘Piano Versions’…
The Orchard for the 9th of July has LUCINDA WILLIAMS ‘Lu’s Jukebox Vol. 2 : Southern Soul – From Memphis to Muscle Shoals’.. Some great tracks on this.. Proceeds (some) going to music venues to support them during a tough time for them.. Lucinda is recovering from a stroke (a fairly serious one) late last year and is now starting to play the guitar again.. 2nd in her series here of live full band covers albums…
Orchard also have some DEATH vinyl reissues and lastly BTS have a new release also..
ROM for the 9th of July have the excellent NEWDAD EP ‘Waves’ on Fair Youth Records.. This Galway 4 Piece are definitely worth keeping an eye on.. Excellent opening offering from them.. Here is ‘I Don’t Recognise You’ from the EP… Cracking tune..
Republic of Music also have a SHARON VAN ETTEN 7” single ‘Let’s Go / Somethings Lost’ on green vinyl, and there is a 20th Anniversary version of TURIN BRAKES ‘The Optimist LP’ on indies only vinyl.. Republic of Music also have a MILES DAVIS ‘Jazz Monuments’ 4LP remastered boxset..
Warner for the 9th of July have the 20th Anniversary Remix Vinyl reissue of MUSE’s ‘Origin Of Symmetry’.. Great Album.. Fine band, as talented a front man as you will find (thought the bass player how to play bass as wanted him in the band).. The shop was only born when this album was released so one of the first albums I spent money on (shop money!).. Sounded good then and sounds good now…
Warner also have a JETHRO TULL reissue of ‘A’, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS ”Tiny Music.. Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop” also on Rhino / Atlantic 3CD/LP, 2CD and CD versions available…The TEN YEARS AFTER 10CD Boxset and reissue of THE MONKEES debut LP also pushed back to July 9th now..
I’m going to hand ye over to Bobby now and I do believe he has a host of stuff to entice with so i’ll let him at it..
Hope you are all keeping well
A fair few nice bits out alright this week! We’ll start off with the next in the series of the METALLICA Anniversary reissues and sets. This time up is 1991’s classic ‘The Black Album’, with a fair few formats for the 30th Anniversary of the LP. There will be a CD Remaster, Vinyl 2LP Remaster, Deluxe 3CD with bonus content, and the Super Deluxe Set featuring 5LPs, a 10”, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a 120-Page Hardcover book and a host of bits of memorabilia. Serious amount of unreleased demo, session and live bits throughout.
As well as this box set to celebrate the anniversary, there is also a new covers album being released entitled ‘Metallica : The Blacklist’. It is being released as a 7LP Vinyl Set or as a 4CD set, and will feature covers of tracks from the classic album by artists such as Phoebe Bridgers, Idles, St. Vincent, Biffy Clyro, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Jason Isbell and many more.
Moving on from Metallica! We also now have up on the site for pre-order the upcoming album from Blur / Gorrilaz front man DAMON ALBARN, ‘The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure the Stream Flows’. There are a few formats again here, including CD, Cassette, Vinyl, Indies White Vinyl, and a limited Deluxe Box Set (box set features the White Vinyl and a bonus 7” with extra tracks from the recording session). This is due out November 12th.
Also announced in the last week or so is the brand new album from LORDE. ‘Solar Power’ is the third album output from the New Zealand singer, and it is released as a Music Box Edition (a new format as far as I can see, and an interesting one. 100% biodegradable casing, which contains the Hi-Res Album Download with Bonus Tracks + Access to Exclusive Content, a Fold-Out Poster, and a 32 Page Booklet with a Limited 4 Card Set. No CD, no physical format really, but the download card with extra bits). There is also a standard Vinyl pressing and a limited Indies Vinyl. We were given allocations on the Indies Vinyl, so once they’re gone they’re gone. Fastest Fingers first on this one i’m afraid.
On the CD front, there a 2 upcoming releases from Sabbath bassist GEEZER BUTLER, one being a 1CD ‘Very Best Of’, and also a 4CD set ‘Manipulations of the Mind : The Complete Collection’. This features all 3 of Geezer’s solo albums, with a bonus CD of rare and unreleased material.
Last but no least, we have two savage Irish releases up on the site for this week. First up is the excellent debut EP release from Cork’s own THE LOVE BUZZ, ‘Here Comes The Scum’. We’ve been spinning this a lot in the shop since RSD when the lads dropped it in to us. Really catchy tunes, punky / 90s feel throughout but full of songs with great hooks. Really well record and produced, huge sounding. Well worth keeping an eye on these lads. It’s with us on CD or Limited Coloured Vinyl. Check out single ‘Harp’ here :
And finally from mise, another lovely Irish release which is due out July 2nd is ‘Love in These Times’, the debut solo record from Revelino frontman and writer BRENDAN TALLON. I’m really enjoying the lead single ‘American Strings’, so i’m really looking forward to hearing the rest of this release once it lands in with us. Really sounding great!
That’s it from me for this week folks, plenty more again already for next week. Releases starting to ramp up.
Back to the boss-man!
Right so Integral for the 16th of July have the legendary partnership of BONNIE ‘PRINCE’ BILLY & MATT SWEENEY for the follow up to their 2005 classic ‘Superwolf’, with 2021’s ‘Supewolves’.. Here is ‘Make Worry For Me’ from the album out Via Domino.. CD, Vinyl and an Indies Only Ocean Blue Vinyl with download codes also… A newsletter on the codes… Another day though…
Integral also have a new ALDOUS HARDING 7” ‘Old Peel’ out via 4AD..
Sin é this week really folks,
Hope to see a few of ye on Saturday..
Thanks for listening,
Ray, Bobby & Shane
P.S a young customer of ours AJ sent us a email to tell us that on the 26th June 2020 he picked up a guitar for the very first time.. This Saturday he releases his debut album (only on the streaming services) to mark the anniversary of picking up a guitar.. 14 songs written and recorded by himself.. Jaysus fair play AJ.. Here is ‘Hope Thats Never Lost’ from the album by AJ Whelan.