Deer Tick Mayonnaise Deer Tick release a new compilation album entitled Mayonnaise – a 13-song companion piece to last year's full-length albums Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2. It features alternate versions of songs from Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 and covers of The Pogues, George Harrison, Velvet Underground, Ben Vaughn etc. Partisan Records LP
Idles / Heavy Lungs Danny Nedelko 7" A new split 7" from the awesome Kingston visitors IDLES with Heavy Lungs. Astounding and very important punk-charged songs that are a sign of the times. Heavy Lungs feature the legendary Danny Nedelko as their frontman – made famous by IDLES’ pro-immigration anthem ‘Danny Nedelko’, which features on the 7”. He is a close friend of the band (and Ukranian immigrant). ‘Blood Brother’ is a new track by Heavy Lungs that will be released with a video with the pre-order announce on 12 October. The song is about IDLES’ Joe Talbot. Partisan Records 7"
Cigarettes After Sex Crush A stunning 7" single from the adored Cigarettes After Sex, written in the same sessions as their self-titled debut. Beautiful, minimalist and moving songs, that blend shoegaze with lo-fi dream-pop and poetic lyrics. Crush is unmistakable Cigarettes After Sex, musically done in a manner that is quite minimalistic, being ambient as it draws influence from shoegaze and lo-fi. It’s those qualities that allows Crush to be a dreamy and atmospheric masterpiece, arguably surpassing anything that the band has done previously. Crush further reinforces the idea that there is beauty in simplicity. Partisan Records 7"
Idles Joy as an Act of Resistance Deluxe LP is housed in a gold glitter embossed sleeve with 18 different artwork variation inserts. Regular LP - initial run is on pink vinyl, it will revert to standard black once the first press has run out. "Rightly high in end-of-year charts across the land. No apologies, no egos, no compromises. just a bunch of friends having fun while talking about the most important issues of the day. Right band, right time. My most vital album this year, IDLES are here to beak down all the barriers. This is real and it's GREAT. - Tom The highly anticipated second studio album from Bristol's IDLES, infectious and arena-ready post-punk influenced tunes. “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.” Partisan Records CD | LP
Erika Wennerstrom Sweet Unknown The debut solo album from Erika Wennerstrom, known from Cincinnati-based rock band, Heartless Bastards. We'd been going for so long and everyone in the band was just ready for a little break. But I had songs in me that needed to come out. I didn't think it was fair to push them to keep going and I didn't want to do it without them under the band name," explains Wennerstrom, who enlisted the help of HB's Jesse Ebaugh to play bass on 8 of the 9 tracks on Sweet Unknown. Partisan Records CD | LP