Exciting In-Store This Saturday, A Tribute To Brian Wilson, Coloured ZZ TOP, JACK WHITE’s 2nd This Year And Very Limited REM And PRODIGY

Hi Everyone,

Hope all is well and yer  enjoying the irish summer.

Releases in the good siopa for this week the 8th of july include…
 NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE “ toast”  , BELPHEGOR album “ the devils”  , JAMES BAY , ELTON JOHN “ regimental sgt zippo” , “ the one” and “ peachtree road” , EGO ELLA MAY/THEON CROSS , THE WHO “ tommy” and “ sell out” , ART PEPPER “ Eleven modern jazz classics” ,  MUSHLAURA VIERS and KATY J PEARSON , V**GRA BOYS , W.A.S.P best of the best 

And releases for the 15th july include…

 THE ASSOCIATES “ sulk” ,  LIZZO TALK TALK s  “ the partys over” , PRIMAL FEAR , CHICAGO , WEEZER “ SZNZ”  , SIMON GOFF & KATIE MELUA ”aerial objects” , NOAH CYRUS , MJ the original cast recording , CAMILLA CABELLO “ FAMILIA”. , …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead’ , Senses Fail , God is an Astronaut , Death , THE FRAMES – for the birds , MABEL , KATHYRN WILLIAMS- “ night drive” , CLINT MANSELL ,  POP SMOKE album Faith , BEASTIE BOYS boxset  , THE STAPLES SINGERS “ be altitude : respect yourself” , DON WILKERSON – preach brotherGEORGE BRAITH – extension and SONNY CLARK – dial S for sonny ,  ELLA FITZGERALD/LOUIS ARMSTRONGs “ ella & louis” , BLACK MIDIINTERPOL and WORKING MENS CLUB , BILLY NOMATES and PAVEMENT 

Main week for this week is the 22nd of July and we will start with Universal who via Fantasy records have a tribute album to the musical genius that is BRIAN WILSON by SHE & HIM ( who are Zooey Deschanel & M Ward), it is called Melt Away by SHE & HIM and has 14 reimagined and reinterpreted Wilson tunes ..the man himself appears on “ do it yourself” on the album and its on cd, std lp and indies green ( i think) vinyl also..

Here is “ darlin” from the tribute album

UMC release for the first time on vinyl PAUL WELLER‘S 2008 album “ 22 dreams” as a limited double lp gatefold with a 12” by 36” black and white poster with printed lyrics, tracklist and credits….here is “ have you made up your mind” from the album…first time ever on vinyl

Sold to us this week but not out until the 29th of July is the new JAMIE T album on Polydor “ the theory of whatever”on cd, deluxe cd, std white vinyl and indies only green vinyl

Island has NICKI MINAJs “ beam me up scotty” her iconic mixtape on 2lps, UMC has THE OFFSPRING greatest hits on black vinyl, Spinefarm has a coloured reissue of THE SCORPIONS “ rock believer” , there is a new DAWES record “ misadventures of doom scroller” on Rounder and produced by Jonathan Wilson, Island has BOB MARLEY reimagined with the Chineke! Orchestra and lastly there is BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE b sides and rarities cd.

Warner for the 22nd July have a new GILBERT O SULLIVAN album “ driven” on Union Square music , available on CD, LP and indies only LP, Warner Music Ireland have the new GAVIN JAMES album , his third now, “ the sweetest part” on CD or LP, the next in the SLIPKNOT coloured vinyl reissues comes with “ gray chapter volume 5” reissued on 2LP 180 gram neon pink vinyl, JACK SAVORETTI “ written in scars” vinyl reissues on BMG, there are a host of NAZARETH reissues on lp and cd , there will be an ANTHRAX 3cd compilation to mark 40 years as a band and last but not least from Warner is the ZZ TOP ost to “ Raw, that little old band from Texas” …which comes as a CD, LP or indies lp.

Great pity THE SHAKER HYMN in store didn’t go ahead last week but im sure we will have the lads in again sometime soon enough…we hope to make it up a bit this Saturday the 9th of July at 3.30pm when we welcome KEELEY and her band to the siopa for her very first instore so lets hope we can make it a special one. Keeley, from where i can see does everything right in getting her image and profile out,  but man oh man can the songs back it up…i’m addicted to the new mini album the last week or so since it landed in the shop…( this is the mini album Keeley and her band will be promoting with the instore,  “ drawn to the flame” and it’s super, cd only for now…but there is also a 10” vinyl ep from last year “ brave warrior” in the shop). Fair commitment for her and the band to come to the shop and play for us ( they have a gig in the Crane later on Saturday night) so I hope the community will come out in support of it. Keeley does a great social media and seems to be really supportive of record shops…every little gain in this game is important for an upcoming artist and this band are ticking all the boxes…but most important the tunes stack up…here is “ shadows on the hill” form the super new mini album 


Ye remember me banging on about THE MURDER CAPITAL this time three years ago when we were putting on an “ outstore” for their debut album release…this for me could be up there as well…i think it will be one we will be talking about in three years time. Really hope some of you will make it in on Saturday, it’s a bit later at 3.30 so take note of the time…3,30 pm Saturday the 9th. So KEELEY and her band ( four piece) will play a 30 minute set for us and sign copies of the new mini album cd or 10” ep or both! And have the chats as well…should be special. If you can’t make it in and want a record signed , buy from the site and let us know or just email us back and we will sort. As regards up coming artists and record shops, some get it and some unfortunately don’t,  we aren’t going to change their world obviously but we can help a tiny bit and every inch counts when you are trying to climb to the top…sometimes upcoming artists will say buy from our site if you want stock, it ain’t about the dollars folks, aint about that at all. 

Here’s a bit more on KEELEY and really hope to see some of ye on Saturday…myself and young Adam will be holding the fort…

“Dublin’s highly revered psychedelic dreampop quartet KEELEY release their first mini-album in the wake of two acclaimed EPs in 2021. 

“Picks up where the debut EP ‘Brave Warrior’ left off with a musical search for lost spirits, Keeley goes further and deeper and carries us into a musical dreamworld that reaches in and out all at once” ~ Fiachna Ó Braonáin (RTÉ Radio 1)

“If you could speak, what would you say? To bring you back, I’d give my life away. But nothing can undo what they did” ~ lyric from “Shadow On the Hills” 

Led by enigmatic front-woman, guitarist and songwriter Keeley Moss, this Irish outfit went from strength to strength last summer with the success of break-out single “The Glitter And The Glue” from their debut EP ‘Brave Warrior’. While seeming to come from nowhere, Keeley had actually been a key figure on the Irish music scene for some years previous with her band Session Motts before deciding to forge a path entirely on her own in 2020. With the help of skilled Dublin producer Alan Maguire, she began to craft songs that encompassed her encyclopedic knowledge and passion for music stretching back to early Pink Floyd, The Pretenders, The Smiths, Pet Shop Boys and the rich vein that is the dreampop canon of the late 80s and early 90s. It would also be the point at which she decided to base her songwriting exclusively around the murder of Inga-Maria Hauser, a case that had fascinated her for many years and a subject she had written extensively about in her blog The Keeley Chronicles

Determined to make her mark in Ireland she spent 2020 self-promoting to Irish media, gradually coming to the attention of national DJs and key music writers. Suddenly her songs “The Glitter And The Glue” and “Last Words” were on the national airwaves and her involvement with the Inga-Maria Hauser case was being picked up by the likes of The Belfast Telegraph and the Derry Post. In May 2021 a deal was struck with London label Dimple Discs, home to Irish compatriots Cathal Coughlan, The Undertones, Sack and Eileen Gogan. The release of the ‘Brave Warrior’ EP in June was the catalyst for even more national Irish radio support, but now the word on “The Glitter and the Glue” had crossed the Irish Sea, and plays on BBC 6Music were becoming common with support from Steve Lamacq and Radcliffe & Maconie. Regional BBC support in Northern Ireland and Wales followed, as did American play on SiriusXM, college radio and hundreds of global internet radio programmes. 

A second EP ‘Echo Everywhere‘ landed in November, supported by further excellent radio and press reactions. On the live front, the band (Keeley – guitar & vocals, Martin Fagan – bass, Marty Canavan – keyboards) had recently added acclaimed Dublin drummer Tim O’Donovan to their ranks. Following a livestream performance at the Dublin Quays Festival in August, the band followed up with sold-out shows at Whelan’s main room in Dublin in October and The Lexington in London in December. Come the new year, Keeley were nominated by Ireland’s Hot Press as one of their “Hot for 2022” acts, and the stage was set for the next chapter in a story driven by self-belief, determination and a lifestyle devoted exclusively to music and songwriting.   

Which brings us to “Drawn To The Flame”. A bittersweet title suggesting destiny and arrival, but also danger and ultimately, tragedy. Armed with seven new songs which showcase the maturity and breadth of KEELEY’s songwriting, this mini-album bristles with lush harmonies, muscular beats and inventive atmospherics, skipping gleefully across genres and further establishing Keeley Moss as one of Ireland’s most creative and visionary songwriters. As with previous songs, this set highlights Keeley’s ongoing fascination with the murder and short life of aforementioned teenage German backpacker Inga Maria-Hauser, who was brutally murdered in Northern Ireland in 1988 and whose case remains unsolved despite many promising leads pointing to the culprits. As an authority on the subject, Keeley has recently appeared in “Murder In The Badlands”, a moving BBC documentary that further explores Inga-Maria’s case. The album ends with a hidden track, the only known voice recording of Inga-Maria, a devoted artist and singer, which Keeley managed to procure from her family in Munich by way of a tribute. 

Keeley herself notes… “We feel it is our best, and purest, sonic statement yet. The point at which even darker depths are delved into, peeling back layers of the story’s shell to reveal just how close to the flame I came – and how close to the flame I remain.” 

See ye Saturday!

Sony for the 22nd of July only has a Eugene Ormandy 11 cd boxset.

THE ORCHARD for the 22nd July  sees the release of Jack White‘s second album this year with Ltd. Detroit Denim Vinyl, a new EP from Deep Tan, album number six from John Moreland including Ltd. Opaque Blue Vinyl, the fourth album from Bastien Keb on Gear Box and House Arrest release TR/ST Destroyer Vols 1 & 2. They also have Metal from the likes of Nicholas Cage Fighter, Oceans Of Slumber, Wake, and Strapping Young Lad .

Here is Jacks new tune “ if i die tomorrow” from the new record…i like it!
(386) Jack White – If I Die Tomorrow (Official Video) – YouTube

Proper for the 22nd July has quite a few worth a mention, but hands down stand out for me anyway is the BLUE NILEs PAUL BUCHANANs 10th anniversary vinyl reissue of his beautiful solo record “ mid air” on Newsroom records , 2 by 12”180 gram lps with a 20 page lyric booklet…here is the title track from the beautiful album..there are i believe only 1k of these pressed so what we have left on the site is what we have folks…

(386) Paul Buchanan – Mid Air – YouTube

Alligator have a reissue of ALBERT COLLINs “ cold snap” on cd or lp…remastered also, New West have a reissue of TONY JOE WHITES 2001 album “ the beginning” on cd and lp, VP records has a reissue of THE UPSETTERS “ return of the super ape” remastered also, the VIAGRA BOYS reissue debut album “ welfare jazz” as a deluxe cd/lp set , i love their new tune, i plan to listen to them a bit more.

Proper also via Ear music has a deluxe reissue of ALAN PARSONS SYMPHONIC PROJECT 2016 release of “ live in Colombia ” on dvd, blu ray, vinyl, cd or limited colombian national flag coloured triple vinyl.

Proper also has the new ( 6th) album from THE KOOKS on cd. Lp and indies lp..” 10 tracks to echo in the dark” and lastly there is a new album from Torontos THE SADIES with a limited vinyl “ colder streams”.

Republic of Music has a couple of JUNIOR BROTHER 7” on strange brew records, due around 29th july if anyone is interested.

Integral for the 22nd july has new albums by BEN HARPER  and TY SEGALL as well as reissues by CALIFONE and LIARS.

Going to hand ye to Shane now as he takes ye down the road with further away releases and announcements…

Sound, Ray, thanks!

Hello everyone, hope yere all doing ok!
I’m playing catch up a bit on newsletter duties this week so won’t dawdle.

The major one of note coming soon this week is R.E.M.’s – Chronic Town EP. Their first EP I believe and it’s getting a nice reissue on both CD and picture disc collectible vinyl – August. Great band!

Next up is a very limited couple of releases. THE PRODIGY – Fat of the Land is getting a reissue on silver vinyl. Legendary album!
And there’s also a really limited 12 inch of ‘Firestarter’ from the album, remixed by Andy C. On silver vinyl that too. Fastest fingers first with those everyone, apparently they have sold out in lots of places online already. Both of those will arrive into the shop at the start of November.

At the end of August, there’s an interesting LOU REED release coming, ‘Words and Music 1965’.
On CD and pink vinyl, early demo/unreleased songs from Velvet Underground. Should be cool. We’ll have a small few of the pink vinyl.

Next up, THE DELINES are reissuing 3 of their albums ‘Sea Drift’, ‘The Imperial’ and ‘Colfax’. ‘Colfax’ hasn’t been available on vinyl for ages I believe. We like them behind and in front of the counter in the shop.

Also coming down the road, KENDRICK LAMARs new album is getting a vinyl release, we’ll be getting the TOP GUN: Maverick Soundtrack on white vinyl – enjoyable film 
The Goo Goo Dolls are releasing a new album, CD only for now. Also on CD only at the moment, Beyoncé‘s new album is coming.
NADA SURF’s ‘Let Go’ is getting a reissue, BOBBIE GENTRY ‘The Girl from Chickshaw County’ is on the way and indie band ALVVAYS have a new album coming soon.

That’s all from me this week, I think.

Back to you Ray bud!


Right so last one for today is INTEGRAL for the 29th July…there is a new AMANDA SHIRES album on ATO “ TAKE IT LIKE A MAN”…we were allocated just 2 copies of the red vinyl version (only 1 there now actually)..dont know why so little , but it is what it is…there are 2 BASEMENT JAXX coloured vinyl reissues on XL…so its remedy and rooty of course! THE CRIBS FIRST THREE albums are getting deluxe reissues on 2cds, coloured vinyl or cassettes..they will include demos, extras , remixes etc …the 3 reissues are debut self titled album, “ the new fellas” and “ mens needs, womens needs, whatever” all on Sonic blew label and we were allocated 5 copies each of the lps…so ye know the score.

FAITH NO MORE reissue sol invictius on silver vnyl, there is a JIM JAMES solo deluxe reissue of “ regions of light and sound of god” , vinyl reissue of TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUBS debut “ tourist history” and soul jazz has volume 2 of “ deutsche elektronische music” on CD or 2different lps..

Sin e for this week really folks,

Hope to see ye saturday

Thanks for listening as always,

Ray, Shane and young Adam.