How’re things? Hope all is well!
Last week of myself on the newsletter this week for a while. Shop is still standing, bossman will be happy!
A few nice bits with us this week for release. We have new albums by THE BEACH BOYS, SLAVES (sounding good!!), DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE, ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, LIL YACHTY, a new DISNEY Vinyl Compilation, and there are reissues by JASON ISBELL, SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES, TINDERSTICKS, ELVIS, JULEE CRUISE, TED HEATH, MARTIN SCORSESE / KEB MO, ZERO 7, MISFITS and SKUNK ANANSIE. We also are delighted to have the beautiful ‘The Easter Vigil’ by JOE CHESTER now in on vinyl as well. A great listen. Joe performed in the shop for us when the album was first released in early 2017. This is the first time on vinyl for the album, and limited to 100 numbered copies. Joe is also a member of one of the shop’s favourite Irish acts, HEDGE SCHOOLS.
Video up again here this week, give it a thumbs up and be sure to subscribe!
Right so, we’ll crack onto releases for next week, August 24th. We’ll start off with Pias who have the brand new INTERPOL album ‘Marauder’ on CD and high-street only cream vinyl or standard black vinyl. The album is released through Matador Records, and is the band’s sixth!
MARK LANEGAN and DUKE GARWOOD ‘With Animals’ is out also next week through PIAS / Heavenly Records. Very prolific, Mr. Lanegan. Garwood was involved with Lanegan’s most recent studio LP ‘Gargoyle’ and was a touring member of his live band for the tour, and the pair have worked in tangent together since around 2013. Should be an interesting listen!
THE LEMON TWIGS’ second album ‘If You Give Enough’ is out through 4AD next week, and comes with an exclusive, high-street only bonus 7’’. Pias also have the new NEIL AND LIAM FINN album ‘Father And Son’, and finally a new BLOOD ORANGE album.
Onto Universal for next week! Kicking us off with a bang is the new live JUSTICE album ‘Woman Worldwide’, released as a 2CD, or a 3LP/2CD package. BOB MARLEY’s legendary ‘Kaya’ celebrates its 40th Anniversary and is getting released as a 2CD or 2LP, featuring a brand new exciting mix of the album.
Also out next week through Uni is the innovative new OLAFUR ARNALDS album ‘re:member’. Here’s a little piece on the work below :
BAFTA winning Icelandic composer,Ólafur Arnalds’ highly anticipated new record ‘re:member’ features Ólafur’s ground-breaking new software, Stratus, which transforms the humble piano into a unique new instrument. The Stratus Pianos are two self-playing, semi-generative player pianos which are triggered by a central piano played by Ólafur, and are the centrepiece of his new works. The custom-built software is born out of two years of work by the composer and audio developer, Halldór Eldjárn. On the album Ólafur uses these methods reinvigorate the compositional experience, feeding back into the creative process in a completely new way. As Ólafur plays a note on the piano, two different notes are generated by Stratus, creating unexpected harmonies and surprising melodic sequences. Speaking of the album, Ólafur says, “This is my breaking out-of-a-shell album. It’s me taking the raw influences that I have from all these different musical genres and not filtering them. It explores the creative process and how one can manipulate that to get out of the circle of expectations and habit.”
Universal also have the brand new self titled album from Irish-English songwriting legend GILBERT O’ SULLIVAN, his 19th studio album! This will be on CD and on vinyl.
And finally from Universal are two reissues on vinyl, the GREASE Original Motion Soundtrack gets a vinyl repress, as well as ALABAMA 3’s 2008 greatest hits compilation ‘Hits and Exit Wounds’ on limited white vinyl.
Sony for the 24th have the 2nd album by French musician and songwriter JAIN, entitled ‘Souldier’. They also have a reissue of CELINE DION’s ‘Let’s Talk About Love’, and 6 x LP Picture Disc reissues of MICHAEL JACKSON’s catalogue. In the saucy side i’m afraid though. Nearly 40 bucks for the first 3 solo records.
Warner have a few nice bits for next week. There is a new ALICE IN CHAINS record ‘Rainier Fog’ out on CD and high-street only coloured Vinyl. First time the band have recorded an album in Seattle in over 20 years, and recorded in the same studio as they’re self-titled 1995 record.
The first two ED SHEERAN albums ‘+’ and ‘x’ are reissued on limited coloured vinyl through Warner next week, and there is a 5CD BAD MANNERS album collection due out, featuring the bands work from 1980-1985. And finally from Warner is a new 4CD ‘Just Acoustic’ compilation album.
Lots of high-street coloured-y bits next week. Yippeeee!
Republic Of Music for next week have the new WHITE DENIM album ‘Performance’ out on CD, standard vinyl, or limited, high-street only clear vinyl. Excited for this one, a great band, good bit of hype for this release! Also out through ROM is STONE FOUNDATION’s new album ‘Everybody, Anyone’ on CD, CD/DVD, Standard 2LP or deluxe 2LP Indies Only White Vinyl. Again, very much enjoyed their last outing, so this should be a good’n!
The Orchard for the 24th have the new TUNNG album ‘Songs You Make at Night’, and a reissue of Moonspell’s debut album ‘Wolfheart’ on vinyl.
Proper have the new album from THE KOOKS
MOV for next week have limited coloured vinyl reissues of 36 CRAZYFISTS ‘A Snow Capped Romance’, which is a first timer on vinyl, pressed on red vinyl and only 750 printed, and of COUNTING CROWS’ cover album ‘Underwater Sunshine’ on limited yellow vinyl, with only 1000 of this one printed.
That’s it for this week everyone,
Raymundo will be back on duty next week with the newsletter
Hope ye didn’t miss him too much!
Sin é for this week folks.. (Please don’t sue me for copyright Ray)
Go raibh maith agat as do chluas a thabhairt
Music Zone Towers