BMX Bandits Janice Long Session 23.06.86 The Janice Long session in '86 from BMX Bandits. Precious Recordings of London 7"
The Jasmine Minks Janice Long Session 24.11.86 The Janice Long session in '86 from The Jasmine Minks. Precious Recordings of London 7"
The Jasmine Minks John Peel Session 17.02.86 TheJohn Peel session in '86 from The Jasmine Minks. Precious Recordings of London 7"
Depeche Mode Ultra - The 12" Singles Ultra | The 12" Singles, a collector's edition deluxe box set, contains eight 12" vinyl discs presenting four singles--Barrel of a Gun, It's No Good, Home, and Useless--with key B-sides, mixes and live recordings contemporaneous to Depeche Mode's ninth studio album, Ultra, originally released 14 April 1997. Three of the 12" vinyl discs* in Ultra | The 12" Singles are comprised of tracks first released on CD singles throughout 1997. Each of these new 12" discs features artwork reflecting the original CD single releases, now expanded to 12" vinyl for the first time. Contains the singles on audiophile-quality 12" vinyl, with audio mastered from the original tapes. The artwork for the exterior box sets draws on iconography inspired by the original releases, while the vinyl sleeves themselves feature the original single artwork. LP Pre-Order
Born Ruffians Red Yellow & Blue 10th anniversary vinyl re-press of the acclaimed 2008 debut album by Canadian trio Born Ruffians. Produced by Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Owen Pallett, DJ Rashad, Dawn Of Midi), it was described at the time by Pitchfork as “One of this new year's most engaging and endearing indie-rock debuts” and “A blast of anxious, giddy energy” by Spin. Includes the singles “Hummingbird” and “I Need A Life”. Comes with full colour printed lyric sheet insert and download card. Warp LP
The Human League Secrets Following a greatest hits compilation in the late 90s the Human League signed to the Papillon label. The line-up of Philip Oakey, Susan Sulley and Joanne Catherall recorded the “Secrets” album, with keyboard player Neil Sutton, who co-wrote most of the songs with Oakey, and programmer David Beevers providing the trademark Human League sound. The album’s release in 2001 was preceded by the single “All I Ever Wanted”, but both the single and album lost promotion and sales when Papillon ran into financial difficulties and was closed shortly after the album’s release. This 2LP edition features the original album over the first three sides, while the newly-added fourth side features a non-album B-side, along with one rare remix each of “All I Ever Wanted”, “You’ll Be Sorry” and “Love Me Madly?”. Demon LP
Belle & Sebastian Tigermilk The 1996 debut studio album from the iconic Scottish group Belle & Sebastian. LP
Belle & Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister The second studio album from the Scottish group Belle & Sebastian, originally released in 1996. LP
Superchunk Heres to Shutting Up Please note: tracks 1-10 are on the vinyl, tracks 11-23 are on the bonus CD. Indies exclusive LP is on 'orange' coloured vinyl and includes a 24" x 24" poster. Both LPs include a download code. Bestial Warning – acoustic demos for Here’s to Shutting Up: To write the songs for Here’s to Shutting Up, we gathered in Jim’s garage (he lived way out in the woods) a couple times a week for what seemed like months. We started from actual scratch with no demos or concepts, just playing instrumental music with our usual gear plus a Casio. Sometimes one of us would play the keys instead of our normal instrument, or Jon would hop on guitar and we’d use the Casio drum machine for the beat. We ended up with a LOT of ideas and plenty of good names for them—“Frank’s Bath,” “There’s Something About Marvin,” and “Bestial Warning” to name a few. We recorded practice onto MiniDisc or cassette, and I would ride around listening to these demos and thinking of words. The subject matter, in retrospect, has a lot to do with touring and travel (“Out on the Wing,” “What Do You Look Forward To?”), coming home (“Rainy Streets,” “Act Surprised”), the 2000 election (“Florida’s on Fire”), and late-stage capitalism (“Late-Century Dream,” “The Animal Has Left Its Shell”). Once we wrangled the songs into recognizable and playable shapes, we re-created them in acoustic form and recorded these “demos” at my house so we wouldn’t forget how they went and so we could learn how to play them. Some have the whole band, some are me learning Jim’s and Laura’s parts from the practice tapes and playing them on acoustic guitar. Zero Return: We recorded the album in the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta at Zero Return, the studio built by Brian and Rob (aka Birdstuff and Coco the Electronic Monkey Wizard) of Man or Astro-man? Brian Paulson came with us to produce it. The studio itself was amazing. We also slept there in a dorm-like setting and stayed up too late. We had some great guest players on the record including the first appearance of a pedal steel on a Superchunk album, played by John Neff of Athens band Japancakes. Local Chris Lopez (The Rock*A*Teens) came over to sing backup vocals on “Art Class (Song for Yayoi Kusama).” I asked him to sing harmonies on the chorus and he was like, “Harmonies? Oh, I can’t sing harmonies.” I still don’t believe him, but what he did sing is awesome. We took the record home and mixed it in the basement of Jim’s house in the woods where Brian Paulson had his studio set up. September 2001: Here’s to Shutting Up was meant to be released on September 18, 2001. On September 11, obviously the world changed. Our release date moved a couple weeks, but our tour dates remained and we flew to Japan in October. It was a WILD time to be traveling the world. Receptions ranged from “thank you for giving us something else to think about” to “why are you here?” We flew home from Japan and left for the UK the day the US started bombing Afghanistan. This was the climate, and the climate was not great for playing rock music. People were thinking about other things. Our friend Annie Hayden (of the band Spent) joined us on keyboards and guitar for the US leg which was an exciting expansion of our lineup and a fun way to play old songs in a new way. We had some great shows along the way and got to tour with excellent openers like Rilo Kiley, The Good Life, and Aereogramme. But the fear in the air and the length of the tour was exhausting. Some of the most fun times of the tour were the acoustic in-stores we did, which you can hear on the first Clambake we released. Mac McCaughan. Merge CD | LP Pre-Order