The Menzingers Hello Exile We've got a few A2-sized posters to give away free with the album, you'll just need to pay a little extra on P&P. Banquet exclusive LP is on 'neon-orange' coloured vinyl. /500. Indies exclusive LP is on 'aqua blue' and they'll be 500 of these in the UK. One of our favourite albums of 2019! "Another spectacular record full of anthemic, straight-from-the-heart, punk rock smashers, dealing with the inevitable crisis of ageing without ever feeling cliché." - Jez The sixth full length album from one of our favourite Philadelphian punk-rock bands The Menzingers, following on from their awesome 2017 album After The Party. Recording and production duties have been handled by Will Yip again. On Hello Exile, The Menzingers take their lyrical narrative to a whole new level and share their reflections on moments from the past and present: high-school hellraising, troubled relationships, aging and alcohol and political ennui. With the band achieving that soul-baring intimacy all throughout the album, Hello Exile emerges as The Menzingers’ most emotionally daring work to date. Epitaph CD | LP Exclusive
Stay Inside Viewing The new full length record from Stay Inside. Stay Inside’s sound is a grand, clangorous, romantic take on the emo and post-hardcore of the late-’90s. They write big melodies and howl them out over heavy guitars and oblique rhythm-section churns. There are moments of great serenity on Viewing, and there are also big buildups of serrated catharsis. Sometimes, those moments are the same. Their lyrics tend towards the poetic. Three of the four members of the band sing — one, Chris Lawless, is credited with “screams” rather than “vocals” — and their interplay is extremely cool. No Sleep Records LP Pre-Order
Owen The Avalanche The new full length solo album from Owen, the moniker of Mike Kinsella, known well from his work with the notorious emo-legends American Football. Beautiful and meticulously crafted indie-folk songs with that acclaimed mathy-emo influence. Production for this record was handled by S.Carey! Mike Kinsella’s various musical endeavours should need little introduction. From his early days with Cap’n Jazz right up the triumphant return of American Football, here’s a guy that’s more than made a lasting impression on a scene that while spawning countless imitators there have been few, if any, betters. Now back again and seemingly more prolific than ever, Mike returns with his long running solo project Owen. Easily his most intense album, The Avalanche is also the most beautifully crafted, resulting in nine of the best Owen songs ever penned and an album that’s as heartbreaking as it is magnificent. Big Scary Monsters LP Pre-Order
Worst Party Ever Here, Online The new EP from Worst Party Ever, released via No Sleep Records. An excellent mix of indie-punk sounds with some dream-pop elements. Fans of Modern Baseball, Turnover and Oso Oso should check this out. No Sleep Records 12"
Vinnie Caruana Live at The Black Heart A double LP live record from Vinnie Caruana playing a career spanning set at The Black Heart in London on 15th December 2019. Playing raw and heartfelt fan favourites, Vinnie showcases tracks off his new EP Aging Frontman amongst old classics from his solo material and his other bands, the much loved The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche. "It was the last show of a life-affirming tour. We took in many a Christmas market, and we drank around 100 Guinness each. Being able to travel around a foreign country, only to see friends, some of whom I met nearly 2 decades ago, will never be something I take for granted. Every show was special in its own way, and this one was just the cherry on top. The crowd didn’t know we were recording, and the result is a very real and organic experience. I fucked up a few songs, but, as you know, that is par for the course. Long live the UK. Long live the connection we share together. Somebody in New York loves you (it’s me). Please enjoy. Peace and love, VC" Big Scary Monsters LP Pre-Order
We Were Promised Jetpacks out of interest A new EP from the scottish mathy-indie-rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks, pressed on yellow vinyl. Includes unreleased songs and early demos of tracks from The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream. Big Scary Monsters 12" Pre-Order
This Will Destroy You Kitchen A 7" single flexi-disc from the acclaimed instrumental / post-rock titans This Will Destroy You, this is the first song reeased from the Vespertine project, a collaborative concept where the entirety of Chef Jordan Kahn's new CA, restaurant has been custom-scored by Los Angeles' own This Will Destroy You. One of seven pieces written for the building itself (and even the space around it), "Kitchen" is the music that diners first hear as they are greeted by Chef Kahn before dinner service begins for the evening. In composing the music for this interaction, This Will Destroy You's Chris King and Jeremy Galindo sought to convey a warm, hospitable - if not reassuring - tone for listeners that may (or may not) be present elsewhere as they discover and explore the spaces in and around Vespertine's looming architectural monolith for the remainder of their stay. DARK OPERATIVE 7" New In