Will Oldham Songs Of Love And Horror The songs of Will Oldham have been written most often for the aliases of Palace or Bonny. Their identities, kept necessarily separate from Will's, the songs were written to create a singular encounter, to be shared among those who choose to listen. Songs of Love and Horror is a rare entry in this ouvre: a Will Oldham album, with the writer taking a turn as singer. As befits the nature of this project, the songs are sung and played by Will alone, in a setting enjoyed by fans of his music - that of one voice and one guitar, the better to savor the spare changes and starkly-cut lyrics, operating in quiet tension and ultimate collaboration. Will brings to the songs all that he has learned from his stage-crafting fellows over the years, singing new versions that quiver like fresh young things in the air of today. Autumn 2018 sees the release of a celebrated lyrics archive that has been growing for over 25 years in the form of a book- the words to the songs sung by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy and Palace Music, written by Will Oldham. The book, to be released by W.W. Norton, is titled Songs of Love and Horror, the same as this album and can be seen as a companion piece. Both celebrate not one legacy, but rather a confluence of them, flowing in the stream towards an unknown and often unknowing future, with the hope that these notes in a bottle ever pass on through. Domino CD | LP
Beth Gibbons / Beth Gibbons & The Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra Henryk Gorecki: Symphony No. 3 (Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs) Domino Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Animal Collective Tangerine Reef The new full length audio-visual album from the iconic Animal Collective, made in collaboration with Coral Morphologic. Tangerine Reef is a visual tone poem consisting of time-lapse and slow pans across surreal aqua-scapes of naturally fluorescent coral and cameos by alien-like reef creatures (note: no CGI or artificial enhancement was used in this film). Tangerine Reef is the sight and sound of a literal underwater collective of animals. Domino CD | LP
Julia Holter Aviary The new full length album from Julia Holter, following on from her early 2017 live album In The Same Room. it’s the Los Angeles composer’s most breathtakingly expansive album yet, full of startling turns and dazzling instrumental arrangements. The follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2015 record, Have You in My Wilderness, it takes as its starting point a line from a 2009 short story by writer Etel Adnan: "I found myself in an aviary full of shrieking birds." It’s a scenario that sounds straight out of a horror movie, but it’s also a pretty good metaphor for life in 2018, with its endless onslaught of political scandals, freakish natural disasters, and voices shouting their desires and resentments into the void. Domino CD | LP
Stephen Malkmus Groove Denied The electronica-influenced album from Stephen Malkmus, making for a unique and experimental record alongside his usual, rock-driven style. The rumours are true: the secret electronic album that Stephen Malkmus has been telling everyone about will see the light of day on March 15th, when it’s released on Domino. But Groove Denied is not a full-blown plunge into EDM or hiptronica. In fact, there aren’t any purely instrumental tracks on the album. Every song is precisely that: a song, featuring Malkmus staples like an artfully askew melody and an oblique lyric. Groove Denied is Stephen playing hooky from his customary way of going about things, jolting himself out of a routine. As Malkmus commented, “It’s fun to mess with things that you’re not supposed to.” Domino Records CD | LP
Pavement Wowee Zowee Double LP reissue of Pavement's third album! Fresh off the success of "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" with its chart topping Modern Rock hit "Cut Your Hair", the band went into the studio and came out with a deliberately chaotic and eclectic album that sounded nothing like its predecessor. With influences from the Groundhogs to the Frogs, Captain Beefheart to the more obscure mid- 80s central California hardcore bands featured on Maximum Rock'n'Roll comp "Not So Quiet On The Western Front", "Wowee Zowee" confused critics and alienated fans. How fantastic, then, that it went on to scan 122K copies and became many fans' fave Pavement album. A return to their pre- Crooked cacophony, the songs have a darkness that now seems appropriate, and with Bryce Goggin at the mixing desk, the production was the band's most rocking to date. Domino LP
SASAMI SASAMI The debut solo album from SASAMI (Sasami Ashworth). SASAMI (Sasami Ashworth) has been making music in almost every way possible for the last decade, and between playing keys, bass, guitar within Cherry Glazerr and Dirt Dress; contributing vocal, string, and horn arrangements to studio albums by the likes of Vagabon, Curtis Harding, Wild Nothing, and Hand Habits; arranging for films and commercials; and even playing French horn in an orchestra - she has gained a reputation as an all-around musical badass. Now taking a turn to focus on her own music, SASAMI's self-titled debut will be released via Domino. Domino Records CD | LP
Arctic Monkeys Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino [7"] we have a few copies of this left, which we're keeping back for over-the-counter sales, only A 7" single of the title track taken from Arctic Monkey's acclaimed 2018 album Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. Featuring a new track called Anyways on the B-side. Domino 7"