Hope all is good!
This Saturday the 18TH June is Record Store Day drop 2..RSD…and we will be open at 9 am…note 9 am …an hour longer in bed for all of us!
Nice few releases here and due into us still over the next few days,
Right so updates…i will get the worst over with…BILLY BRAGG RSD release has turned into a big problem im afraid…the label had hoped to get 2500 copies pressed but only got 500 in the end …so my 14 copies ordered turned into 2 copies received…i think 8 of ye good folks wishlisted the record…so most of ye will be disappointed…sorry….you have been warned, set alarms for early stun if you want to fight for that one…again sorry….so problems look like BILLY BRAGG, HUMAN LEAGUE and SANDIE SHAW ( I could well have missed a problem or three as tricky when a lot of the stock is not here yet) but that’s what i know for sure now. Also, the PAUL MCCARTNEY RSD record is going to be a problem too now, unfortunately.
Also, a few RSDs slightly delayed and may not make Saturday but will be here early next week are DEACON BLUE and BE BOP DELUXE…may still make Saturday but only invoiced today so Friday maybe a stretch…Warner, Integral and the rest of Sony did not land here yet but were invoiced a few days ago so should be ok ( never comfortable until they are in though, especially in this post brexit world…laws, what laws i say dear chap)
So Saturday 9 AM…ask us/me if you cant see something, or online then from Sunday at 7 pm also…hope to see some of ye then.
Right so, releases ( quite a few) for this Friday the 17th June include…
BOWIES ziggy stardust , FOALS , SOULFLY , JONI MITCHELL , BRUNO MARS , BRAD MEHLDAU , CHRISTY MOORE , SUGGS/WELLER 7” OOH DO U FINK U R , THE FRAMES , SUMMER OF SOUL PRINCE “ the gold experience” cd ALANIS MORISSETTE , JESSIE BUCKLEY & BERNARD BUTLER , QUEEN “ THE PLATINUM COLLECTION” , SIGMA “ hope” , LOU DONALDSON , BILL EVANS TRIO 65 , HANK WILLIAMS JR , The Waterboys ‘An Appointment with Mr Yeats’ , Five Finger Death Punch ‘American Capitalist’ , NICK CAVE release “ seven psalms” , THE ALARM , ROBBEN FORD & PAUL PERSONNE , RZA new album , JOHN NEVILLE , THE SMILE CABARET VOLTAIRE and PERFUME GENIUS as well as new albums from LYKKE LI and BANGS & TALBOT.
Moving on then to releases for the 24th June , we will have…
ERIC CLAPTON “ nothing but the blues” , BELPHEGOR , COHEED AND CAMBRIA , REGINA SPEKTOR , Madness , NIGHTWISH , SEPULTURA , CHRISTINE MCVIE , JOAN SHELLEY , PORCUPINE TREE “ closure continuation” , Alexisonfire , JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW , BLACK STONE CHERRY , THAT PETROL EMOTION , DARKTHRONE , ETIENNE DE CRECY , CAAMP , FLEETWOOD MACs “ madison blues” , WARREN ZEVON “ preludes” … KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD , MARTIN COURTNEY , POLICA , JACK JOHNSON album “ meet the moonlight” , PHIL LYNOTT and THIN LIZZY , SOCCER MOMMY , MACHINE GUN KELLY CHARLES LLOYD “ TRIOS : CHAPEL” , ELLA FITZGERALD at the hollywood bowl , AROOJ AFTAB
and the MIC CHRISTOPHER live at the lobby vinyl is the 24th june now also.
So main focus of this weeks newsletter is the 1st July…dont forget the mighty THE SHAKER HYMN are here with us on Saturday the 2nd of July at 2pm to perform and sign copies of their new CD “ THE LAST CONCORDE” …Adam is on a mission to get every human that walks into the shop to listen to them, even if youre not human you are probably not safe from the gospel according to the Ad….listen to the preacher folks!
Right 1st July also sees the release of the new PAOLO NUTINI album via Warner on atlantic/eastwest records…the Scots 4th album now and a while since Caustic love…talented man…the new one is called “ last night in the bittersweet” and will be available as cd and lp…comes in over 70 minutes long and influenced by Krautrock …here is “ lose it” from the new album
Warner via BMG also for the 1st July have a cracking reissue of a brilliant debut album by a bunch of kids ( at the time) with “ 1977” by ASH on splattered vinyl…single after single kept coming from the record…cracking album.
Nuclear blast have some Metal from CONJURER and MUNICIPAL WASTE and lastly via Nonesuch is a 40 disc boxset ( 39 cd and 1 bluray) of JOHN ADAMS “ collected works” , which are his complete recordings for the label, he is a one label man .
Sony for the 1st of July has just one release with the ALEXIS FFRENCH vinyl release of the album “ truth”.
The Orchard for this week sees the release of Ghost Woman on Full Time Hobby, Blood Command on Hassle with 2 Coloured Vinyls to choose from and a From Autumn To Ashes repress on Splatter Vinyl.
Proper for the 1st July have a few nice bits and pieces…first up is a FLEET FOXES release “ a very lonely solstice” via ANTI records on CD, LP or indies only shops clear LP. It is a 13-track career spanning collection recorded in December 2020, at Brooklyn, NY’s St Ann & the Holy Trinity Church mainly just Robin. The recording was originally broadcast as a live- stream event on the winter solstice of 2020, just days after New York declared a state of emergency tightening restrictions again in response to increasing COVID-19 cases. Pecknold describes the set as “me by myself on the longest night of the year… honoring the loneliness of 2020 with a nylon string and some songs new and old.” Those of you who have seen Robin perform a song or two solo will know how good he is…here is “ im not my season” from the recording…its a beautiful recording, guitar , vocal, bit of strings and choral at times…beautiful.
Proper also for the 1st of July has a reissue of KEANEs 4th album “ strangeland” on vinyl, on PROVOGUE there is a vinyl reissue of JOE BONAMASSAs “ blues deluxe”, there is a very best of THE JUDDS compilation on Curb on CD and LP formats, Waxtime have CHET BAKER & BILL EVANS “ alone together” on vinyl.
Lastly from PROPER for the 1st of July is a 2022 remaster of classic on VP records of THE CONGOS “ heart of the congos”.
UNIVERSAL for the 1st of July via UMC have a nice new KEANE best of as a limited 2 LP…some fine tunes from this band, all on this compilation plus two new songs, UMC also have the next in the series of ROXY MUSIC half speed vinyl remasters with “ avalon” and “ flesh and blood” , the next in the series of four cds by TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND “ i am the moon volume 2” is out on the 1st july also, there is a vinyl release for the new MINIONS soundtrack and GREY DAZE has a new album on Loma vista with an indies clear vinyl lp …” the phoenix” it is called…this band were Chester Bennington’s side project.
Going to hand ye over to Shane now as he takes ye down the road for a few releases..
Sound, Ray, thanks!
Hey everyone, hope all is well out there with ye, back to help Ray lighten the load of ye’re wallets!
Some biggies of interest to mention this week. Up first, the PIXIES are releasing a brand new album called ‘Doggerel’ (I hope Fontaines DC don’t sue them) on September 30th. A band I like, and great to see them consistently releasing albums now after being off the map for ages before. The last two were good, looking forward to hearing this now. We will have two coloured variants.
Second up, another legendary band, BLONDIE are releasing a nice compilation box set at the end of August, called ‘Against All Odds 1974-1982’. It will range from a 3 CD set up to a super deluxe 10LP with lots of other extras.
Third up is a class Irish reissue, the debut album from the excellent FIGHT LIKE APES. Out in September, it comes with a bonus 7 inch EP too and is great value. Brings back memories, a punky band I was in supported them in the mid 00s in Cyprus Avenue.
Also coming around the corner, a new album from modern post-punk band DRY CLEANING and a brand new one from BEN HARPER – Bloodline Maintenance (CD is July but LP is September).
Oh, another biggie that I nearly forgot, KASABIAN will have a brand new one too called ‘Alchemists Euphoria’ due out in August. Their 7th I think. Good band. We will be getting the indies orange vinyl of it but it will be limited!
Finally, coming soonish, ALICIA KEYS (mid July), WALTER TROUT‘s 30th studio album (mid August) and a 50th anniversary coloured reissue of FELA KUTI – Roforofo Fight also in August.
Here’s Adam and Ray’s latest video from the cozy corner: https://youtu.be/qgtZzPP9pzA
That’s all from me, back to you Ray bud, cheers!
INTEGRAL for the 8th of July have some rare INELL YOUNG 7” on Soul Jazz records, Heavenly have the new KATY J PEARSON “ sound of the morning” album on CD, clear vinyl version and indie shop only purple vinyl, the vinyl formats come with download codes….blk vinyl will be available after the two colour presses are sold out.
LAURA VEIRS also has a new album on BELLA UNION for the 8th of July “ found light” will be available on CD and coloured vinyl.
Lastly on Memphis Industries is the new MUSH album “ down tools” on CD or indies yellow vinyl…no mention of a code on this one folks.
Sin e really for this week folks
Hope to see some of ye on Saturday for a rsd record or just a cd or record
Thanks for listening and the support as always
Ray , Shane and the young Ad!