Bilal / Nikki Jean Black Coffee in Bed [Black Friday 20] This is an exclusive release for Black Friday 2020. Available online from 6:00pm on 27th November, strictly one per customer. "Black Coffee in Bed" is one of Squeeze's biggest hits and a fan favorite at their concerts to this day. For the sixth installment in the Swindles series, Bilal & Nikki Jean navigate this soulful, iconic song from 1982. As always, the release was produced and engineered by Swindles curator and Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel. This limited edition release arrives as a 45 single, with Bilal & Nikki Jean's cover version featured on the A-side and the instrumental version on the flip side. Yep Roc 7"
Grant-Lee Phillips Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff Grant-Lee Phillips’ latest album, Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff, is a turbulent and highly musical rumination that finds the veteran singer-songwriter addressing the strange fragility of life. His tenth solo release bears the markings of his prolific output, a melodic prowess and an ear for lyric in everyday conversation. The album offers a salve to a wounded world, struggling to regain equilibrium. This is Grant-Lee Phillips at his most reflective, wrestling with the most pertinent of questions. What we value, how we define security, our vulnerability – here Phillips takes stock of the deeper questions with intensity and humor. Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff is grown from the same rich soil that Phillip’s long career, from Grant Lee Buffalo to his solo work has sprang from. The result is a beautifully human musical tapestry. The warm, live on the floor, instrumental bed is the perfect support for Phillips’ inimitable voice. This spontaneous approach has become a tradition among his solo works. YEP ROC 7" | CD | LP
Alejandro Escovedo LA CRUZADA [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020 - Drop 3. Available online from 6:00pm on Saturday 24th October, strictly one per customer. Alejandro Escovedo's critically acclaimed album The Crossing with the vocals recorded in Spanish, pressed on red, white and green striped double vinyl. YEP ROC LP RSD 2020
Young Fresh Fellows TOXIC YOUTH [RSD20] This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2020 - Drop 3. Available online from 6:00pm on Saturday 24th October, strictly one per customer. The Young Fresh Fellows are back with an electric new toaster, Toxic Youth. Remember their 1989 anthem Two Guitars Bass and Drums? Well, nothing has changed, except everything. Hopes have been dashed, but the men still love music. Subtitled Back To The Egg, the Fellows return to where it all began, with one last roundup at the infamous Egg Studios, Seattle WA, produced once again by Conrad Uno (who also struck gold with The Presidents Of The United States Of America). When heard that Uno was closing up his studio and retiring from the limelight, the band grabbed a last weekend to record a couple songs (they had three in various shape of decomposition). A couple days later there were 17 tracks, of which 12 were deemed perfect. Gear Summer 2013 is Everything-Is-Falling-Apart-In-Three-Minutes, and was planned to be a smash summer single ' in 2013 (amazingly, things have gotten worse). The Buzzcocks and Rezillos concur. Never Had It Bad heralds the spring with blue jays and more sad punk-pop problem-solving, Ramones-style. And don't miss the heart- rending saga of a rock and roll band(s) (#47 in a series) Bleed Out. YEP ROC LP RSD 2020