Hope all is well enough.. Hoping for a bounce of the ball with the announcements.. Hoping call & collect is back by next Tuesday and maybe a plan for reopening the shop by the end of May.. Let’s see what tomorrow brings… The phone number for us is 021-4967119 and we are inside everyday really 10:30-5 you will nearly always catch us.. Our email is email@example.com .. Also I have organised most of the records put away so things are a bit more organised.. Hopefully see some of your purdy faces next week (ala Nanci Griffith though)..
Right just with the RSD so first… Today was the dead line for all record company wish lists except Universal..
Here is the full list of the records available for RSD… All 541 of them :
RECORD STORE DAY 2021 – FULL LIST
And here is the company lists with prices that we have easy enough access to (including now added the Republic of Music list)..
WARNER RECORD STORE DAY 2021 LIST WITH PRICES
SONY RECORD STORE DAY DROP 1 (JUNE) LIST WITH PRICES
PIAS RECORD STORE DAY LIST WITH PRICES
REPUBLIC OF MUSIC RECORD STORE DAY 2021 LIST WITH PRICES
PROPER RECORD STORE DAY 2021 LIST WITH PRICES
THE ORCHARD RECORD STORE DAY 2021 LIST WITH PRICES
CARGO RECORD STORE DAY 2021 LIST WITH PRICES
SRD RECORD STORE DAY LIST WITH PRICES
SHELLSHOCK RECORD STORE DAY LIST WITH PRICES
Uni (which as said we will follow on within you will have a week if interested)… The record companies (Except Uni) need my orders by noon Friday April 30th.. NB Here Now for BOTH DROPS… So ala Neil Young, ‘tonight’s the night’.
I will communicate problems with stock and allocations with ye over the next few weeks so ye know the state of play.. Some of the companies / labels do not have distort and paperwork sorted since Brexit and we can not get maybe 10% of the list… We will communicate if there is a problem… Just two issues so far I am aware of, the SMALL FACES release is a big problem, the rep isn’t sure any copies are going to come across the water but he and I are fighting our corners, we will do our best both of us… We are on the case and the other one is simply demand is far exceeding supply, and even though we will have a nice number, demand is huge and maybe 3 times what I will be supplied.. Sorry folks, it’s the FONTAINES D.C. release.. There are only 2500 of them and demand in the UK is massive… There are nearly 400 shops fishing for the 2500 records.. We are fighting our corner 1% of them be our outcome i’d say but that won’t quench the demand… Alarm clocks at the ready if you want FDC on RSD… Sin sin for now on RSD… Pity no bands or parties this year… Being allowed to let ye in will be a party in itself.. Let’s see how that plays out…
Right so, releases in the shop for this Friday the 30th of April include new releases by ROYAL BLOOD, BIRDY, TEENAGE FANCLUB, GARY MOORE, MICK FLEETWOOD, MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA, YELLO, THE CORAL, GOJIRA, DROPKICK MURPHYS, MARIANNE FAITHFULL, JULIA STONE, ADRIAN CROWLEY, LEON VYNEHALL, and MAGIC CASTLES.. There are reissues by PINK FLOYD, PJ HARVEY, CAN, A. SMYTH, METRONOMY, FALL OUT BOY, and SERJ TANKIAN..
Video for last week’s releases is now up on YouTube here :
Right and releases for next Friday the 7th of May include new releases by NEW ORDER, SQUID, AMY WINEHOUSE, WEEZER, RAG N’ BONE MAN, VAN MORRISON, GO-GO PENGUIN, FEARS, DODIE, LISA GERRARD & JULES MAXWELL, and the vinyl pressings of ZAPPA’s OST... There are reissues from PETER MURPHY, SILVERCHAIR, FEAR FACTORY, and THE BEATLES..
Moving onto May the 14th so folks and Universal have a couple of sweet releases… The new WELLER album ‘Fat Pop’ is out via Polydor.. 5 Physical formats.. CD Digi, 3CD Deluxe, Black Vinyl, Indies Only Yellow Vinyl and Indies Only Yellow Cassette version.. 16th solo studio album now… Some man really.. Here’s a cracking tune from the record :
Uni via Loma Vista have the new ST VINCENT album also for the 14th of May called ‘Daddy’s Home’ on LP, CD or Indies Only LP.. Here is a tune from it..
Another sweet release on the Impulse! label via Uni is the new SONS OF KEMET album ‘Black Is The Future’ and here is single ‘To Never Forget The Source’.. It’s available on CD, 2LP or Indies only 2lp orange vinyl..
Universal for the 14th of May have an ENINEM 4LP Set of ‘Music To Be Murdered By – Side B’.. I don’t have any details on it yet.. There is a new ALAN JACKSON CD, a new KENNY ROGERS Double Vinyl ‘Best Of’, an IMPULSE! RECORDS 4LP Boxset.. There are some TRAFFIC vinyl reissues as well as R+R=NOW’s Live Album getting it’s vinyl release via Bluenote..
PIAS for the 14th of May have the PHOEBE ‘Copycat Killer’ 12”, and the ANNA CALVI reissue..
The Orchard for the 14th of May have a new 8-Track mini album by Mercury nominated JORJA SMITH called ‘Be Right Back’, as well as a brand new solo album from MYLES KENNEDY.. Here is the title track ‘The Ides Of March’ from the album :
The Orchard also for the 14th of May have a brand new ANI DIFRANCO album ‘Revolutionary Love’ as a 2LP release only.. Here is ‘Do Or Die’ from the record.. Ani’s 22nd record now!!
Warner for the 14th of May have the class CSNY Deluxe Reissue of ‘Deja Vu’ as a 4CD/1LP set on Rhino/Atlantic… Stock is now sold out with the record company and won’t be back until October or November.. We still have 6 or 7 copies in stock.. Warner also have the new BLACK KEYS ‘Delta Kream’.. Here is a cover of ‘Crawling King Snake’ from the album :
Republic of Music for the 14th of May have some JOHN CARPENTER ‘Lost Themes’ 1 and 2 reissued on coloured vinyl, and Strut also have SUN RA ‘Lanquidity’ Deluxe Edition on 2CD or 4LP Set..
Going to hand ye over to the Bob man now as he runs through upcoming releases and announcements.. The biggest pop star / artist on the planet has a new record.. Bob will update..
Hope you are keeping safe and well.
Boss-man is right, one of the biggest names in music has announced the release of her second album. Speaking of course of BILLIE EILISH. The new record ‘Happier Than Ever’ is coming July 30th on Interscope / Darkroom via Universal. 16 new tracks, with the lead single due to drop tomorrow evening. It is being released on CD, Vinyl or Indies Only Opaque Brown Vinyl.
Other nice bits announced over the previous few days include the new, second album by supergroup PIROSHKA, called ‘Love Drips & Gathers’. The band is made up of members of Lush, Elastica, Moose and Modern English. If their debut was classic Britpop, they are calling this their Shoegaze outting.
There is a new, deluxe reissue of MOTORHEAD’s classic ‘No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith’ coming as a Deluxe 2CD, Limited 4CD Set or Deluxe 3LP Vinyl. All formats feature a previously unreleased show from Newcastle amongst other unreleased bits. The classic show from 1980 is also remastered from the original tapes.
There is a couple of MF DOOM vinyl reissues due back in stock with us in June, including 3 different versions of ‘Operation: Doomsday’, and a reissue of MF DOOM / CZARFACE album ‘Czarface Meets Metalface’. DANIEL AVERY has a new vinyl release announced entitled ‘Together In Static’, a project created exclusively for sold-out, socially distanced show that is due to happen in London in May. Will be an interesting listen! There is also a DR. FEELGOOD compilation vinyl reissue of ‘Singles : The U.A. Years+’, a coloured vinyl reissue announced of ALAN PARSONS ‘On Air’, and finally on the release front just announced is 2 limited coloured vinyl reissues from MY MORNING JACKET for ‘Evil Urges’ and ‘It Still Moves’.
Lastly from mise, we have decided to set up a Spotify (are we allowed mention that name here?!!) account for the good siopa, and each week we are going to put up a public playlist of some of the releases we find interesting coming. Only set up since 5PM so we only have one playlist so far done up (for releases May 7th), but will add more to it by next week and keep updating it. So the account is Musiczone.ie, give us a follow to keep up to date with the playlists, and here is the link to the first one :
MUSIC ZONE – SPOTIFY PLAYLIST : NEW RELEASES MAY 7TH
Cheers everyone, back to the boss-man!
Thanks a mil Bob.. Right so PIAS/Integral have some tasty releases for the 21st of May.. GRUFF RHYS (Super Furry) has a new ‘Seeking New Gods’ album via Rough Trade.. The 7th solo album Furries man, first press only on indies green vinyl.. Some seriously good reviews about the place.. I got a link form the Record company and 2 full listens.. Really good it is.. Here is ‘Can’t Carry On’ from it..
PIAS / Integral also have the new album from JOHN HIATT with the JERRY DOUGLAS BAND ‘Leftover Feelings’ it’s called and it’s on New West.. Indies only blue marbled vinyl available.. Here is ‘All the Lilacs in Ohio’ and I can’t stop playing it.. It’s class.. The band are just class and Douglas on that Dobro is just above class.. List to the intro here!!
MY BLOODY VALENTINE reissues are also out on the 21st of May via Domino.. The vinyl are long sold out (a great pity for shop & customers.. makes no sense to me.. anyway).. But the CDs are still available for ‘EP’s 1988-1991 & Rare Tracks’ and double CDs available for ‘Isn’t Anything’ and ‘Loveless‘, and standard CD version of ‘MBV‘ available.. There is a new SOUL JAZZ Records release also of ‘Cold Wave #1’ on orange vinyl, and lastly from Integral is the new MDOU MOCTAR album ‘Afrique Victime‘ through Matador on Indies Only Purple vinyl or CD… Here is the title track from the album.. Really good isn’t it :
RSD again!!! Universal pricing for Drop 1 (June) has just landed… Bobby will link it below.. I need the Uni RSD Drop 1 wish lists back to me by TUESDAY 11TH MAY.. As said a few weeks.. Uni vinyl has moved considerably north and you can see the effect on both the RSD pricing and the new Billie Eilish release (nearly double the retail on her previous album).. I have a bit to say on it all but next week for that now.. Anyway here is the Universal Drop 1 Pricing :
UNIVERSAL – RECORD STORE DAY DROP 1 2021 LIST WITH PRICE
Sin é really for this week,
Thanks for listening as always
Ray, Bobby & Shane,