Hope you are all keeping safe and well this week.
Bobby here this week, boss-man is off on a well earned break, so myself and Shane will be holding the fort for the next week and a bit.
We’ll start today with a bit of house keeping before flying through the releases for the next few weeks (may be flying these next two weeks to fit everything in). First up we would like to say a massive thank you to NIAMH REGAN for her truly special in-store Friday 30th of July, and to all who came to support. It was lovely to have live music back in the siopa again, really enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing Niamh back in Cork for her show in Coughlan’s in November!
Some big news breaking this week with the announcement that LOVE RECORD STORES (LRS I will refer it to as from here on) is going ahead again this year. Again, releases will be very limited, and like RSD we can not hold or put away any stock. It will be sold on Saturday September 4th in-store from 9AM first come first served, and all remaining stock will be online from 6PM. (More info here in the coming weeks). So there is three companies involved this year, Integral, Cargo and Republic of Music. I will attach a full list of releases below from all three companies, but I only have pricing for Integral as we speak. Most of the releases are down for September 4th, but a few Integral releases are marked for later release. All the orders will still go up in the next week.
With Ray being away this week and the orders needing to go up, we will not be taking wish lists. We hope to order in enough stock to cover the titles, but there will be cuts and disappointments, with stock being so limited. We will do our best to cover everything people may be interested in, and will communicate any problems and cuts as we know more. So here is the list for the full LRS 2021 release :
Right so, on to releases for this Friday the 6th of August. There is the release of the GEORGE HARRISON ‘All Things Must Pass’ 50th Anniversary Boxsets on a few formats. We will have new releases by JACKSON BROWNE, MR JUKES & BARNEY ARTIST, STAIND, BARBRA STREISAND, WILLY MASON, WILL YOUNG, DAVE, LIARS, TROPICAL FUCK STORM, and the DEMON’S SOULS OST on vinyl.. There are reissues due from LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, BRIAN MAY, O.M.D, SONNY CLARK, MCCOY TYRNER, MAX RICHTER, THE ART OF NOISE, and NIGHTWISH..
Onto releases for the 13th of August. We will have new releases by THE KILLERS, SHERYL CROW, JUNGLE, and the new MODERN LOVE Bowie Covers release.. There are reissues by PEARL JAM, NINA SIMONE, SUEDE, TRAVIS, DAN FOGELBERG, CORINNE BAILEY RAE, THE WEATHER STATION, DAVE BRUBECK, TELEVISION PERSONALITIES, HOWLIN WOLF, and JOAN SHELLEY.
There is no video this week with Ray being away, will be back to that in a week or two!
No giving out from me this week folks, will have to think of something over the next 7 days for next week! Will just fly through the releases today. If there is anything we didn’t manage to get a link up for today, pop us an email at email@example.com and we will note it in the order book for you! Starting us off for the 20th of August, Warner have CHRISSIE HYNDE’s ‘Standing in the Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan’ on CD or Vinyl, the vinyl release of FEAR FACTORY’s newest LP and the new SEPULTURA vinyl release, a reissue of EXODUS ‘Shovel Head Kill Machine’, and a reissue of GARBAGE’s self titled LP and ‘Garbage 2.0’ on Vinyl or 2CD.
Universal for the 20th of August have the brand new LORDE album ‘Solar Power’ on Vinyl, Limited Indies Vinyl (indies sold out now, sorry) and a new disc-less limited format. Uni also have the vinyl release of the OLIVIA RODRIGO LP ‘Sour’, on standard black or indies exclusive coloured LP. There is an anniversary reissue of ERIC CLAPTON self titled debut on Vinyl or Deluxe 4CD, there is a 2LP Vinyl or CD reissue of JOHN COLTRANE’s ‘Another Side Of John Coltrane‘. On the CD front there is a Best Of 90s 3CD compilation and a reissue of BECKY HILL’s debut album. Blue Note have reissues by GRANT GREEN and KENNY BURRELL. And finally from Uni via Concord for the 20th there is a reissue of VINCE GUARALDI TRIO’s ‘A Boy Named Charlie Brown’ OST.
Sony for the 20th of August have the brand new LP by JAKE BUGG, and a reissue of OUTKAST’s ‘Atliens’.
PIAS for the 20th of August have my own personal most anticipated album of the year with ‘Fever Dreams’ by VILLAGERS. Really can’t wait for this one. Still a few copies of the Irish Exclusive Vinyl release available, as well as CD and Standard Vinyl. There are also new releases by MARTIN GORE, JAMES MCMURTRY, and reissues by THE KNIFE, and ROYKSOPP.
Orchard for the 20th of August have the new debut album by Irish artist ORLA GARTLAND, entitled ‘Woman On The Internet’. Another really exciting Irish release for the 20th! Check out the new single ‘You’re Not Special, Babe’ below :
They also have a new MARTHA WAINWRIGHT album ‘Love Will Be Reborn’ on CD or vinyl, as well as a limited CD version of STURGILL SIMPSON’s new album (and third in 12 months!) ‘The Ballad Of Good & Juanita’. No vinyl as of yet on this one. December I think for the vinyl release. This indies CD comes with an exclusive print.
Republic of Music for the 20th have a few nice releases and represses. First up, one of the favourites of 2021 in the siopa so far, there is a much in demand repress of the new FLOATING POINTS, PHAROAH SANDERS & THE LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA album ‘Promises’. There is a repress of the standard vinyl and the exclusive vinyl pressed on 180gm vinyl. Here is Movement 1 from the LP, well worth checking the album out if you haven’t heard it!
ROM also have a new ALABAMA 3 album entitled ‘Step 13’ for release on August 20th, out on CD or Orange Coloured Vinyl.
Right onto the part for a few bits down the line just announced!
Starting us off here, Sony for September 17th have a nice 30th Anniversary reissue of the excellent ‘Screamadelica’ by PRIMAL SCREAM. This deluxe reissue is coming on two formats, a lovely 10 x 12” Vinyl Boxset, and a 2LP Picture Disc reissue of the classic LP.
The next in the Super Deluxe series by BLACK SABBATH has been announced, this time up the band’s 7th LP ‘Technical Ecstasy’, due for release October 1st. There will be a 5LP Vinyl set or a 4CD Set released, both featuring live and rare material, out-takes and a full new mix of the album done by Steven Wilson.
Next up is the reissue of EVA CASSIDY’s 1996 live album ‘Live At Blues Alley’ for the albums 25th Anniversary. It will be reissued on CD and for first time on vinyl, pressed at 45RPM for enhanced audio quality, and is due to land in on October 15th. Finally on the future release front is the vinyl release of TWENTY ONE PILOT’s new album ‘Scaled And Icy’, which is due in in November on standard vinyl or indies exclusive clear vinyl.
Our playlist is now live for new releases for August 20th at the following link :
MUSIC ZONE PLAYLIST – NEW RELEASES AUGUST 20TH
Right so folks, finally from mise for this week is PIAS for August 27th. There is the release of BIG RED MACHINE’s new album ‘How Long Do You Think It’s Gonna Last?’ on CD (vinyl now pushed back until October 15th). We are sold out of the indies vinyl, and i’m afraid have very limited stock only remaining on the standard vinyl, both formats were limited and allocated.
They also have the 12” Remix of NEW ORDERS’ ‘Be A Rebel Remixed‘ on CD or clear vinyl. STEVE GUNN returns with a brand new album ‘Other You’ available on CD or Indies Only Clear Vinyl. Guitarists MARISA ANDERSON & WILLIAM TYLER join together to release ‘Lost Futures’ via Thrill Jockey on August 27th. Some serious CVs these two have, have between played with artists such as Lambchop, Sharon Van Etten, Silver Jews and more. Finally from PIAS for the 27th is the release of YANN TIERSEN’s new album ‘Kerber’ on indies only white vinyl with a poster included.
That’s it from me for this week folks,
Hope everyone has a good week!
Until next week,
Bobby, Shane & the Boss-Man,