Hit Like A Girl Heart Racer UK exclusive LP is on 'transparent turquoise in violet' coloured vinyl. /150. The new album from the indie-punks Hit Like A Girl, confessional and charming mixtures of indie-punk / emo. Features a couple of excellent guest spots from Bartees Strange and PETAL. Fans of Fresh, Future Teens and Muncie Girls should check this out. Love changes. It changes whoever experiences it, but it also has its own powers of transformation. It can make or break days, even years, but above all, it makes our humanity known. Hit Like a Girl has been assessing the connections between love, loss, and what's left since 2017. Anchored around front-person Nicolle Maroulis, the New Jersey project has netted two full-length records, a close tether to Nicolle's non-profit organization No More Dysphoria, and a steady stream of homegrown fans. Heart Racer, their third LP and first for Refresh Records, sparked to life after a life-altering panic attack and rings with the revelations that came after, boosted by synth-pop and alt-rock textures. For those familiar with Hit Like a Girl's confessional tone, anxious flutters of love and loss are neatly tucked into these arrangements. That being said, linking up with Alex Melendez at the Headroom Philadelphia has plussed up these familiar feelings. Self-doubt and self-actualization engage in a tug-of-war while surging with neon-bright focus on "Wanna Be Loved", a raging synth-pop jam. The acoustic/electric yearning featured in so much of the band's songbook returns on "Laundry List" and "Inside of My Head", two percolating tracks about departure and despondence in long-distance relationships. All the while, features from Bartees Strange on the sleep-deprived "Monsters" and Kiley Lotz (Petal) longing through "Don't Go Far", as well as assists from Jer Berkin (Shay, The Sonder Bombs) and Jacob Blizard (Lucy Dacus), surround Maroulis with a sense of community Hit Like a Girl has always strived to maintain. What remains after the chaos now is calm. Refresh Records / Rosecoloured Records LP
Megadeth Unplugged In Boston The first-ever commercial release of a one-of-a-kind concert experience from Dave Mustaine's powerhouse metal outfit, captured as never before in an intimate, acoustic performance! Recorded in 2001 and only available in very limited quantities, this album has been a Megadeth collector's holy grail with totally unique versions of such favourites as "Symphony Of Destruction," and excerpt of "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due," "Moto Psycho" and more! Available on digipak CD and an array of 180g coloured vinyl. Cleopatra Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Witch Fever Reincarnate The new EP from the Music For Nations signed doom-punks Witch Fever. Concocting a potent sonic assault that recalls the foreboding darkness of Black Sabbath, Savages’ monochrome post-punk and the dirty breathlessness of Bleach-era Nirvana, the Manchester quartet create a confrontational racket that takes no prisoners. The band’s name is inspired by the hysteria which accompanied the witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts, and Europe, which the band have long considered were a means to belittle, suppress and diminish women. “There’s a big emphasis on female empowerment and female anger,” says bassist Alex of the message raging behind the band’s music. “It’s about celebrating yourself and self-expression. Not being stifled and held back.” Music For Nations 12" Pre-Order
Mastodon Fallen Torches This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2021 - Drop 2. Available from us on Saturday 17th July from 6:00pm. Click notify me above to be kept up to date. This is an indies exclusive release, on sale 13th August. 1 Per Customer. Side One: Fallen Torches Side Two: Fallen Torches (Instrumental Version) Packaging: Four Color Custom Shaped Picture Disc Deluxe Heavyweight 12” Clear Picture Sleeve with Flap 12” Vinyl Picture Disc. Mastodon recorded "Fallen Torches" as a tribute to Nick John in Atlanta in 2019. They originally planned to drop it as a single in support of a European tour, but amid industry chaos it never got released. Instead they included it on their compilation album, Medium Rarities, a collection of rarities, live tracks, and instrumentals released to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band. B-side unreleased. Reprise 12"
Big D & The Kids Table Do your Art Banquet exclusive LP is on 'red(ish)' coloured vinyl. Cut at 45rpm. /200. The new album from the awesome ska-punks Big D & The Kids Table. The band's first album of original material in over 8 years. Produced and engineered by Matt Appleton of Reel Big Fish, the new record is 20 tracks that recall McWane’s teenage love of punk, ska, and dub-reggae sounds. But while the sound may be throwback, the lyrical messages are built for modern times, sending a message of perseverance against a system built to keep you down. As McWane explained in a press statement, “Always use that magic. Realize you have it, and never put it away. Do your art, even if the current American system right now is limiting us, because no-one has time after an eight hour shift and an hour-and-a-half commute both ways, and you have to eat breakfast and you have to make dinner – there’s no time. But don’t let that stop you from doing your art.” SideOneDummy Records LP Pre-Order
We Were Promised Jetpacks Enjoy the View Indies exclusive LP is on 'aquamarine' coloured vinyl. The new album from the alt-rockers We Were Promiised Jetpacks! following on from 2018's 'The More I Sleep, The Less I Dream'. Check this out if you're into the likes of Frightened Rabbit, Japandroids, Los Campesinos! and The Twilight Sad. “I guess it ended up being a lot more collaborative between the three of us,” Sean notes of their fifth studio record, ‘Enjoy The View’. Unable to meet in person, the album began to take shape across countless files bouncing back and forth between their respective Edinburgh homes. As well as providing the space to think more broadly about their own roles in the band, isolation also allowed them to approach their collective sound in new ways. “If you’re trying to write a part when two other people are smashing their instruments it’s not the easiest thing,” Adam laughs. “Writing remotely, you could mute parts and work on things in your head. It just gave us a bit more creative freedom to try different things.” For Darren, separated from his kit, drumming became an entirely digital venture. “I could be a bit freer,” he notes, immediately backed up by his bandmates. “It was nice for Darren to have the space to try something he normally couldn’t,” Adam smiles, celebrating the opportunity for the trio to switch up their song writing process. With the space to focus on the structure of the songs over what is immediately possible in a practice room, the band shifted gears. “We’ve always considered ourselves a live band more than a studio band,” Darren notes, explaining how the past twelve months have forced a change. “This was more about focussing on making a really great album rather than thinking about how we play it live. Let’s make an album that’s just slightly different for us.” The result, ‘Enjoy The View’, is also the product of a more settled band. Fifteen years into their career, the trio are more focussed than ever. “We are doing this for ourselves and the people who like our music and get something out of it,” Adam gleams, “I’m really excited about being able to show them the new record.” “I’ve had a really nice time writing this album,” he states matter-of-factly, signalling his appreciation to his bandmates. “We’re all very appreciative of the people who are still listening to us,” Darren adds, “it pushes us to keep getting better”. Nodding to both the band and their ever-loyal fans, Adam agrees. “It is very much our band, and we do this because we can do it together.” Big Scary Monsters CD | LP Pre-Order
Cavetown 16/04/16 LP is on 'white w/ heavy splatter' coloured vinyl. Vinyl re-press of the 2016 album from Cavetown. LP
AC/DC High Voltage USA These 10-inch double album collector’s editions are hand-pressed on Flame Coloured and Jet Black vinyl. These remarkable double albums are also special as the 10-inch format brings an extra dimension of exclusivity to each edition, which is strictly limited to a run of only 2000 copies worldwide. The added impact comes from the fact that this unique commemorative collection is presented in a beautiful gatefold sleeve which opens to unveil the words of the members of AC/DC. CODA 10" Pre-Order