Hope all is well out there.
Summers here and the releases get a tad quiet at this time of the year usually.
Right so releases for this week the 24th of June include…..
ERIC CLAPTON “ nothing but the blues” , 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.
Moving on then to releases for Friday the 1st July, we have…
THE SHAKER HYMN , PAOLO NUTINI , 1977” by ASH , CONJURER , MUNICIPAL WASTE , JOHN ADAMS “ collected works” , ALEXIS FFRENCH , FLEET FOXES , KEANE , JOE BONAMASSA , THE JUDDS , CHET BAKER & BILL EVANS “ alone together” , THE CONGOS , KEANE best of , ROXY MUSIC half speed avalon” and “ flesh and blood” , TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND “ i am the moon volume 2” , MINIONS , GREY DAZE , PERRY BLAKE, a new WARMDUSCHER album and YARD ACT “ dark days” ep.
Also don’t forget we have THE SHAKER HYMN playing live instore on Saturday the 2nd of July @ 2 pm or you can see them the night before in Coughlans.
Main week for this week is Friday July the 8th, going to start with Sony who have the reissue of the classic GEORGE MICHAEL album “ older” …it is still available as a 2lp black vinyl or deluxe limited edition boxset with 5cds, 3lps and a 12” by 12” 48 page book…fine album.
Sony also has the new album by Rae Morris “ rachel @ fairyland” on cd or lp or indies lp.
Warner for the 8th July have the NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE “ toast” album via reprise records, this is the shelved album from 2001 when Young felt the time wasn’t right to release it…comes a time i suppose, so tis out now, what i have heard i have liked,…available as CD and 2LP with an etching on the 4th side…here is “ standing in the light of love” from the album
Warner also have the new BELPHEGOR album “ the devils” on Nuclear blast and there is a host of NAZARETH CD and LP reissues.
Universal for the 8th of July have a brand new JAMES BAY album on EMI, his third album now “ leap” …there is a limited edition pink vinyl on the go here as well.
Did i tell ye lately this brexit thing is still a pain in the liathroidi, still and always will be a pain in the liathroidi, the courier companies impossible to communicate with, no talking allowed is the big business model now as we all know well …got 6 copies of be bop deluxe live one for rsd yesterday tuesday and UPS lad says its 67 euro for him to give me the little box in his hand…48 of it VAT which i can try claim back and 19 euro a fee…19 euro for the lad to take my 67 euro in a 30 second card transaction,,,carriage was 11 sterling for the 6 records…all in fees to get the records was 33 quid…carriage was always there but 19 quid for nothing…Partizan sent us some JUST MUSTARD promo bits , signed prints, key rings, badges,,,,freebies to give to customers…Fed ex hit us with an invoice for 14.29 euro for “ clearance administration charge vatable at 23%” this stuff would do your head in….complete small fry in the scheme of it i know, but still manages to do the head in…seems a crazy way to do it to my simple mind…with brexit we have to be charged Irish Vat when we import from the UK once it hits our shores ( the courier companies do it) we can then claim it back in our vat return ( pain in the liathroidi again to manage) but the couriers still charge an admin fee for the honour…it can be anywhere from 5 euro to 35 euro ( no rhyme or reason to it) averaging about 15 euro id say…one company ROM ships out to us once we get over 100 euro on the invoice so we have received invoices for 107 euro and have had fees of 20 plus euro on them…some companies use PVA, postponed vat accounting and it is easier but they still charge a “ multi line clearance fee” which at times has been 35 quid for maybe 20 records…surely theres a better way?…we buy lps and cds out of the UK…nothing else now…surely we could be greenlighted from a vat point of view by the irish government rather than pay and then claim back but get caught for fees for the pleasure..ye wonder why i do be grumpy, probably just got a clearance invoice from a courier for free stuff we are giving to folks…pain in the liathroidi.
Bluenote has a limited 7” single by EGO ELLA MAY/THEON CROSS from the upcoming Bluenote reimagined 2 compilation, there are half speed masters of THE WHO “ tommy” and “ sell out” and there is a limited ART PEPPER “ Eleven modern jazz classics” vinyl via Concord.
The Orchard this week sees the release of Metric – Formentera with the Vinyls to follow in late August, the new Izaak Opatz with Cheddar Yellow Vinyl and Berries debut album on Xtra Mile. We also have a 3CD Big Star compilation, a live Georgia Satellites album, Metal from Powerwolf, Blind Channel, Sixx and Dead Tired.
Proper for the 8th of July has the new V**GRA BOYS album “ cave world” via Year001 records on CD, indies vinyl red and indies vinyl green and cassette…here is PUNK ROCK LOSER from the new album…sounds great.
Proper also has a W.A.S.P best of the best 32 track double cd compilation album on Madfish.
Going to hand you over to Shane now who will take ye folks on a walk down the road…
How’s it going everyone? Hope the summer is going nicely for ye.We’re lucky we haven’t got the crazy heat that a lot of europe is getting…touch wood.
Some nice ones to mention this week but nothing huge.
First up is a bit of a recent classic, from the indie explosion in the early to mid 00s (although, it’s 20 years old already!), THE LIBERTINES’ debut ‘Up the Bracket’ is getting an anniversary reissue which will be out in October. We will be getting 4 formats of it: CD, Std vinyl, red coloured vinyl (limited) and a deluxe box set with lots of stuff in it. Good band.
Before that, at the start of August, some guy called PAUL MCCARTNEY is reissuing his solo records ‘I/II/II’ in a set called ‘McCartney’. There’s CD or vinyl available of it.
Also in October, Irish lads KODALINE are releasing a live album, ‘Our Roots Run Deep’ (nice title)
We have a sweet promotion for it too. The first 10 pre-orders of the album on any format will get a bonus signed laminate with it. Formats are: Indies maroon coloured vinyl, cream coloured vinyl and CD. Here’s a little trailer for the album: https://youtu.be/-mu6sLcyzZU
Another nice anniversary reissue coming soon is JETHRO TULL’s ‘Thick As A Brick’ which is 50 years old.
The original newspaper style cover booklet is re-done and looks pretty cool.
To confuse matters, a special CD/DVD/Book set of the album came out 10 years later, so that’s getting a 40th anniversary reissue. There’s a surround sound mix by Steven Wilson in that! We’ll have both anyway (in the link above)!
Also coming soon down the road CIGARETTES AFTER SEX are reissuing their debut album on clear vinyl in mid August. I think there’s another coloured variant of it coming too in November. Was popular in the ship when we had it but it’s been out of print for a good while now.
DROPKICK MURPHYS are releasing a new album too which sound interesting, featuring the lyrics of Woody Guthrie. It’s called ‘This Machine Still Kills Fascists’
Finally, there are two DEF LEPPARD reissues (Adrenalize and Euphoria) coming as well as a new DEMI LOVATO CD.
That’s all I think from me for this week. No video this week as we were up the walls a bit with RSD2.
Anyway, back to the gaffer! Cheers!
Right so Integral for the 15th July have a reissue of BILLY NOMATES‘ self titled LP.
black midi will be releasing their brand new one ‘Hellfire’ and INTERPOL will have a new album out ”The Other Side of Make Believe‘.
Also from Integral that week, an ORBITAL remix compilation, a PAVEMENT reissue and the new one from WORKING MEN’S CLUB ‘Fear Fear’.
Sin about e for this week,
Thanks for listening as always,
Ray, Shane and Young Adam.