Slowdive Slowdive [LRS21] This is an exclusive and limited 'Love Record Stores 2021' release and will be available in-store from Saturday 4th September throughout the day with online sales beginning at 9:00pm, strictly one per customer. A special Love Record Stores re-press of the magnificent fourth full length from Slowdive, shimmering and beautiful shoegaze songs that pick up perfectly where the band left off 2 decades prior. Reunited shoegaze outfit Slowdive spent 2016 in the studio recording their first album in over two decades. The new album follows two years of successful live shows. The band split up in 1995 after being dropped from the Creation label, but achieved cult success in the years between then and 2014, when they reformed. This new album is their first since 1995’s Pygmalian, which the band never actually toured when it was originally released. The world has finally caught up with Slowdive. The band whose reach goes far beyond just influencing music are back with their first new album in 22 years. The album is called Slowdive - self-titled in an echo of their debut EP from 1990 - and is remarkably direct. Dead Oceans LP Pre-Order
Strand Of Oaks Eraserland The sixth full length album from Strand Of Oaks, following on from their 2017 album Hard Love. Dead Oceans CD | LP
Khruangbin Mordechai Remixes Limited vinyl pressing of the excellent remixes from the acclaimed 2020 Khruangbin album Mordechai. The art of the remix has been around for several decades, from the fervid imaginations of JA pioneers like Coxsone Dodd, Duke Reid or King Tubby to the disco enthusiasts of New York, such as Tom Moulton, who bequeathed us the modern iteration of the remix and provided a template from which most remixers still work. Moulton’s first commercial remix, a reworking of BT Express’ appropriately-named ‘Do It ’Till You’re Satisfied’, which stretched it from three minutes to a luxurious five, assisted the band in securing its first Billboard R&B Number One, as well as providing a pathway for remixers like Walter Gibbons, Larry Levan, Richie Rivera and Tee Scott, to completely reinvent the concept of a remix (and in some instances, deconstructing the idea of what comprised a song). It has subsequently been used as a marketing tool, a dancefloor-devastator, a gimmick (both cheap and expensive) or even as a way of reaching a different audience (think Tori Amos’ ‘Professional Widow’). Khruangbin are no slouches when it comes to the remix themselves. They’ve been reworked before, in 2016, with the highly collectible EP on Boogiefuturo. But this time, they’re taking it a step further with an album dedicated to the art. Entering the tight-knit world of a Khruangbin song can be a little daunting. They have created this entire universe in which the trio seem to function telepathically in the way the music is composed, arranged and played. To mess with their delicate eco-system can invoke feelings similar to that of an unwanted guest crashing a good-time party. “We write our music to be interpreted; this is another wonderful interpretation of the music,” reassure Khruangbin. “There is something very vulnerable about letting others work on your music. But through the correspondence with the different artists, we gained a bigger connection to the songs themselves.” The choice of remixers for this album is neither arbitrary nor accidental. They’re not names picked randomly out of a hat or chosen via a throw of the dice. All have some connection to the band, sometimes personal friendships, musical connections, or simply mutual musical appreciation. Harvey Sutherland and Ginger Roots have both toured with the band, Kadhja Bonet and Ron Trent had their own mutual fan club going on, Knxwledge sampled ‘White Gloves’ on a recent mixtape, Natasha Diggs and Soul Clap’s Eli’s are recent buddy-ups, Quantic is a mutual friend of Bonobo (crucial in the KB origin story), while I’ve known Laura for number of years; plus she is also godmother to one of Felix Dickinson’s kids. Doesn’t get much more intimate than that, right? Some of these remixes were specifically made so you can dance your ass off while getting down to the Khruangbin sound, while some might better be appreciated horizontally with headphones on, wearing fashionably loose clothes. The choice is yours. But all were made with love and respect for Khruangbin. “A good remix deconstructs, recontextualizes, or simply extends a good time,” say the band. Amen and out. Bill Brewster. Dead Oceans LP Pre-Order
Shame Drunk Tank Pink [Personally Signed] For a limited time, you can pick up a personally signed copy of the album! Please put the message you'd like written on your album in the comments section at checkout. Click / tap 'Add Comment', below 'Total Price'. Shame are artists, not robots. They won't be writing anything they don't want to, so make the message you request sensible. If you don't want a personalisation on your signed CD, please state that in the comments box. - The highly anticipated second full length album from the acclaimed post-punkers SHAME. There are moments on 'Drunk Tank Pink' where you almost have to reach for the sleeve to check this is the same band who made 2018’s 'Songs Of Praise'. Such is the jump shame have made from the riotous post-punk of their debut to the sprawling adventurism and twitching anxieties laid out here. The South Londoner’s blood and guts spirit, that wink and grin of devious charm, is still present, it’s just that it’s grown into something bigger, something deeper, more ambitious and unflinchingly honest. Dead Oceans CD | LP
Shame Drunk Tank Pink Indies exclusive LP is on 'galaxy pink' coloured vinyl. CDs are signed by Eddie, Charlie, Charlie and Josh from the band. The highly anticipated second full length album from the acclaimed post-punkers SHAME. There are moments on 'Drunk Tank Pink' where you almost have to reach for the sleeve to check this is the same band who made 2018’s 'Songs Of Praise'. Such is the jump shame have made from the riotous post-punk of their debut to the sprawling adventurism and twitching anxieties laid out here. The South Londoner’s blood and guts spirit, that wink and grin of devious charm, is still present, it’s just that it’s grown into something bigger, something deeper, more ambitious and unflinchingly honest. Dead Oceans CD | LP
Durand Jones & The Indications Private Space Indies exclusive LP is on 'red nebula' coloured vinyl, includes a bonus live CD. Private Space, the group’s third album, is a previously untapped vibe at the heart of The Indications. Pushing beyond the boundaries of the funk and soul on their previous releases, Private Space unlocks the door to a wider range of sounds and launches boldly into a world of synthy modern soul and disco beats dotted with strings. It’s an organic, timeless record that’s as fresh as clean kicks and familiar as your favorite well-worn LP. Developed after being apart for much of the year, Private Space is creatively explosive and delights in upending expectations. Its 10 tracks are both an escapist fantasy and a much-needed recentering after a tumultuous 2020. Throughout, The Indications highlight a collective resiliency – as well as the power of a good song to be a light in the darkness. Durand Jones and The Indications have long provided the soulful soundtrack for such deep thoughts, both on stage and on your turntable. But as the world slowly resets from the chaos of the past year, Durand Jones and The Indications’ Private Space is arriving at just the right time. Dead Oceans CD | LP
Phoebe Bridgers Copycat Killer A limited 12" EP from the incredible, 4-times Grammy nominated and Kingston visiting artist Pheobe Bridgers, re-imaginings of 4 tracks from her critically acclaimed 2020 album Punisher. Copycat Killer is a 12” featuring 4 exclusive new versions of songs from Phoebe Bridgers’ wildly acclaimed Punisher album. Collaborating with arranger Rob Moose (Sufjan Stevens, The National, Bon Iver, Vampire Weekend, Jay-Z), these are brand new orchestral arrangements of the songs Kyoto, Savior Complex, Chinese Satellite and Punisher, all given a luscious revamp that is sure to delight any fans of Phoebe’s album and serve as perfect gateway for new listeners into what makes her one of the most special artists of 2020 and beyond. Dead Oceans 12"
Marlon Williams Live at Auckland Town Hall Live at Auckland Town Hall marks Marlon Williams’ first official live album and the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2018 sophomore LP, Make Way for Love. Williams spent the bulk of 2018 touring across the world in support of Make Way for Love, sharing the stage with his second family, The Yarra Brothers. Last year also saw Williams’ silver screen debut with a small role and performance in Bradley Cooper’s Oscar-nominated A Star is Born. Finally, after the whirlwind, Williams returned home to New Zealand, performing two sold-out nights at the Auckland Town Hall as a fitting cap to the world tour. Across the past several years on the road, the Marlon Williams live show has taken on an almost mystical status — not just for Williams’ extraordinary voice, but also for the hypnotic command he has over an audience, his seamless blending of genres, and the effortless, instinctive relationship he shares with his band. Live at Auckland Town Hall captures an artist both early enough in his career to be humbled by the occasion, and developed enough to present a stunning catalogue of music and quality of performance. Live at Auckland Town Hall feels sure to enter the canon of great live albums in the years to come, a dazzling snapshot of Marlon Williams’ musical singularity. Dead Oceans CD | LP