Hope all is well out there!
Few little bits of housekeeping to start with party people.
We are closed bank holiday Monday the 1st of August…we actually close all the bank holiday Mondays…11 to 4 Sunday as usual and 10 to 6 every other day as usual but closed the Bank Holiday.
We have got the new/debut CD in from Myles O Reilly “ cocooning heart” in stock since yesterday…Adam ( Young) has been listening to this for a bit and he sends glowing reports…i have been listening also in the last 24 hours and its certainly is a very interesting listen…my sense is this album will grow and grow on me…here is “ shine” from the album,,,cd copies in store now or online
We got some more copies of THE FRAMES “ for the birds” vinyl if anyone is interested as the first batch disappeared on us!
There is a lovely CD compilation coming out on the 19th August when Corks own record label FIFA ( Forever In Financial Arrears) releases its 100th offering “ FIFA 100” …a great milestone to reach…the CD album includes a track from each of the current acts on their roster…here is FIRST CLASS & COACH with “ neon hip”..
great tune , looking forward to this gang’s new album tbh…FIFA 100 is available to pre order via our website or email us bach folks also if interested!
I’m off on hols folks…working today and working from home tomorrow …hoping to turn off the laptop tomorrow around four and for it to hibernate for 10 days….im back to it on Monday the 8th of August… The two lads have the good yacht MusicZone in good nick…they will look after ye…firstname.lastname@example.org is the email or phone is 0214967119…please feel free to contact them as much as you want!!
They will tag team with the newsletter and other usual bits…we just need to find a good name for them.
Right so releases for this friday the 29th of July we have…
JETHRO TULL , GRATEFUL DEAD , VOIVOD , DIMMU BORGIR , MARCUS MILLER , FEAR FACTORY , BELPHEGOR “ the devils” , STANLEY CLARKE, MARCUS MILLER and VICTOR WOOTEN (SMV) , LITTLE FEAT , THE BEACH BOYS , THE BEATLES wembley park studios 1964 7” EP , THE ROLLING STONES , JOHN FRUSCIANTE
Nas , The Finn Brothers album ‘Finn’ , Hooveraiii , Whiskey Myers , Ani Difranco ‘Livin The Clip’ , Arch Enemy , Kula Shaker , EDDIE VEDDER album “ Earthling”
Maggie Rogers , THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS , TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND , live at Womad 1982” , EMPEROR , SONNY CLARK , MUDDY WATERS , NICK LOWE the convincer” and “ the old magic”, JOSH ROUSE , TANGERINE DREAM , THE CRIBS, BASEMENT JAXX, FAITH NO MORE, JIM JAMES and TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB , AMANDA SHIRES,
Also releases for the 5th of August we have ……
( just got word actually that the Paul Buchanan mid air lp reissue is now the 5th of August.)
DAVID BOWIE – BLACK TIE. WHITE NOISE” , “ THE BUDDHA OF SUBURBIA”, ”1.OUTSIDE” , EARTHLING “ ,” “ HOURS” as well as “ TOY” , NEIL YOUNG AND THE PROMISE OF THE REAL , HEATHER SMALL , SOULFLY “ TOTEM” , STEVE REICH and MAX RICHTER , RISE JAMAICA – JAMAICAN INDEPENDENCE , MCCARTNEY 1, 2, 3 , Bobbie Gentry, the girl from chickasaw country , GLASS ANIMALS , T BONE BURNETT, JAY BELLEROSE, KEEFUS CIANCIA “ the invisible light :spells” , RUSTY Elvis Costello’s first band
DEF LEPPARD , COLTRANE‘S “ a love supreme”, “ coltrane” and “ ballads”…Sonny rollins “ on impulse” KEITH JARRETT “ treasure island” and COUNT BASIEs “ april in paris” , TOOL album “ fear inoculum”, CALVIN HARRIS , KASABIANs new album “ the alchemists euphoria” , Caroline Polachek reissue, Craig Finn , Amon Amarth , LILLY HIATT , Psychedelic Porn Crumpets , The Interrupters , BAD RELIGIONs “ Generator” , C. DUNCAN and JOHN CARROLL KIRBY
Right main focus of attack for this week is August 12th…first up from Sony we have the delayed GEORGE MICHAEL reissues of “ older”…what a talent, what a talent…up there with some of the best……super songwriter…i must admit i liked WHAM as a child, some bloody great tunes , that still stand the test of time and always will…and the 3 first three solo albums are only brilliant in my opinion…brilliant…tragic life in lots of ways , but left us some brilliant songs…seemed like a really good bloke to me, got dogged by the media as UK stars do…smoked up to 25 spliffs a day for a long time, legend has it…now try put that in your pipe and smoke it.
OLDER reissues out on August 12th on BLACK DOUBLE LP or as a super douper boxset….may be a small chance of a few more green vinyl versions so holler if you hope to get one! ( may also be delayed past the 12th august again im told)
Sony also has the BROCKHAMPTON vinyl release “ roadrunner , new light, new…” as well as two heavyweights Yo Yo Ma & John Williams “ a gathering of friends” vinyl release also… a class selection of Williams tunes, composed by Williams, played by MA with the the new york philharmonic .
Warner for the 12th of August have the debut album by THE HALO EFFECT on Nuclear Blast called “ days of the lost” …this band is made up of members of IN FLAMES and DARK TRANQUILITY ( some serious pedigree there) …album is available as a cd, LP or a clear lp with a bluray.
There is a reissue on Vinyl via BMG of the BLONDIE “ VIVIR EN LA HABANA” …the 6 track live mini album from 2019, there are new albums from DANGERMOUSE & BLACK THOUGHTS which has cd and indies only vinyl, new HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD album also and lastly a brand new GOO GOO DOLLS CD “ chaos in bloom”.
Universal ( unusually so) have very little for the 12th of August , they just have BEASTIE BOYS 30th anniversary edition of “ check your head” as a limited direct 2 consumer and indies shops 4 LP set via UMC. SPINEFARM has WHILE SHE SLEEPS deluxe version of “ sleep society” with 3 bonus tracks on ltd pink edge glow vinyl.
The Orchard for this week sees the release of the ‘Fatal Mistakes’ compilation of ‘Outtakes & B-Sides’ from Del Amitri, some Acid Jazz on Third Man from Rich Ruth and the return of Boris with ‘Heavy Rocks’. We also have the Vinyl version of Berries on Xtra Miles, Michael Franti and Spearhead LP, Country/Americana from Vandoliers, Kelsey Waldon and Wade Bowen.
Proper for the 12th August have the “ million dollar quartet – the complete session originals” …which was/is an impromptu session with ELVIS PRESLEY, JOHNNY CASH, JERRY LEE LEWIS and CARL PERKINS…out via Jazz Track as a 180gram limited red and yellow vinyl.
MANSUN reissue cracking debut “ wide open space” on black vinyl via Kscope, ALTERBRIDGE reissue live in wembley bluray, M.WARD has a 20th anniversary reissue vinyl of “ end of amnesia” on Jealous Butcher records…there is a brand new PIERCE TURNER album out on the 12th of August on Storyland records “ terribly good”.
CRADLE OF FILTH reissue “ bitter suites to succubi” on cd or lp and lastly via Epitaph DROPKICK MURPHYS reissue “ do or die” and “ blackout” as ltd clear vinyl.
Integral for the 12th of August has a new album by ERASURE as well as a host of reissues by CIGARETTES AFTER SEX, JANE WEAVER, PAVEMENT and YO LA TENGO.
Going to hand ye over to Shane now as he takes ye down the road for announcements made in the last week…
Thanks, Ray! Enjoy the well deserved hols, turn off the emails, we’ll hold the fort!
How’s it going everyone? Hope all is good with ye.
While the immediate summer releases can be quieter, the ‘Pre-Orders’ for the few months before Santa have gotten busier.
First up this week is a big one, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS’ 2nd album of the year, ‘Return of the Dream Canteen’ is going to be released in mid October. Great to see/hear. I enjoyed the one from earlier in the year. They seem to be in a creative sweet spot at the moment with John Frusciante back on board.
Second to mention, is an interesting collaboration album between VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ & KHRUANGBIN where they cover tracks by Vieux’s father Ali. The Buckley clan are fans of Khruangbin. Should be a good listen! That’s out on September 23rd.
Here’s ‘Savanne’ from it: https://youtu.be/UpTWs5H4DdE
At the start of September, DAVID SYLVIAN is reissuing two albums, ‘Blemish’ and ‘Manafon’. First time on vinyl for ‘Manafon’. Both are fairly limited so be quick if interested, please.
And at the end of September, class duo PAUL HEATON & JACQUI ABBOTT have a brand new album, ‘N. K-Pop’.
Claddagh Records are bringing out a nice Live album by THE CHIEFTAINS then too, as a 2 CD expanded set and single LP.
Also coming round the corner:
- another NEIL YOUNG release, ‘Time Fades Away’, on CD
- ALTER BRIDGE have a new album coming in October, ‘Pawns & Kings’
- London born/Irish native KATIE KIM has a brand new album ‘The Hour of the Ox‘, Out September 9th
- There’s a MOTORHEAD reissue of ‘Iron Fist’ on 3 different formats
- MARIANNE FAITHFUL has a double album compilation from 1965-1995
- CAN have a Live Album ‘in Cuxhaven’ coming out on October 14th on CD and coloured vinyl
- There are two Kinks albums being reissued which includes a combo super dooper box set
- EMINEM ‘Curtain Call 2’ on CD for now
- a new one from BIG JOANIE
- a BRAND NEW HEAVIES coloured reissue and a new SHANIA TWAIN release
That’s everything I think!
Here’s Adam Young and the boss-man with the visual round-up too for ye:
Back to you Ray! Have a good break! (Pity you can’t come to the Cork Floyd gig with myself and Adam. Next time!)
Last one for this week so is Integral for the 19th of August…they have FELA KUTI “ roforofo fight” 50th anniversary vinyl reissue via Knitting Factory, its on yellow and green double lp with two bonus tracks on side D.
HOT CHIP release their new album on Domino “ freakout/release” and its on cd, double LP or coloured indies DLP….includes a download code…here is “ down” from the new record
(23) Hot Chip – Down (Official Video) – YouTube
NADA SURF have a 20th anniversary edition of “ let go” via Heavenly on double LP.
ROSE CITY BAND reissue “ earth trip” on coloured vinyl…download code included also.
ROYSKOPP have “ profound mysteries 2” on cd or cassette.
SHAKESPEARS SISTER has a 30th anniversary of “ hormonally yours” on London records …available as a cd/dvd, white coloured vinyl or splattered vinyl versions.
Sin e really for this week folks
I’ll leave it to the buachailli for next week and talk to ye the week after.
Thanks for listening as always
Ray, Shane and Young Adam.