Thee Oh Sees Graveblockers Encased in a brown paper wrapping like a forgotten bit of smut from behind the beaded curtain, this unassuming disc is a time-capsule back to John Dwyer’s early SF days, janglingly fingerpicked wisps of melody and electronics baking in the all-too anemic sunshine of San Francisco’s elusive summer. Like a seashell to the ear, one can hear within it Baker Beach bike ride excursions, holding court and gently harassing passers-by on a Haight street stoop, and midnight rambles with friends from out of town, daring the sun to come up. Somewhere chronologically between the folky whisper of Songs About Death And Dying and the recently reissued Cool Death Of Island Raiders, this one’s been vexing to find for way too long and Castle Face has decided to give it “the treatment”. May it awaken the gentle glow of possibility dappled with the dancing shadow of danger that it stirs around this castle. CASTLE FACE CD | LP Pre-Order
Arlo Day Bad Timing EP Arlo Day is the moniker of Alice Barlow, a young songwriter and guitarist from South-East London whose unique ear for melody, haunting vocals and rumbling guitar tones have gained a quiet reputation as one of the capital’s best kept secrets. Domino Records 10"
The Wallflowers Blushing Girl, Nervous Smile One of the great lost singles of the C86 era. Peter Brickley was a member The Telephone Boxes who supported The Smiths on their first UK tour. After having recorded a few demos for various uninterested record companies, the band split. In 1985, Brickley formed his own band under the name The Wallflowers. Releasing 3 excellent singles. This, their debut is pure jangle pop perfection. Criminally overlooked at the time It makes it’s first appearance on 7” here. Optic Nerve 7" Pre-Order
The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual Released 20th April one per customer The rarest of all Smiths singles gets a rerelease for Record Store Day. A. The Headmaster Ritual B. Oscilliate Wildly Warner Brothers 7" Out of Stock
Jane's Addiction Mountain Song Released 20th April. These are instore now, but won't be onsale until Monday to coincide with Record Store Day. Patience is a virtue! One of the many Record Story Day exclusive releases. Taken from the classic 'Nothing's Shocking' album is this reissue of the Jane's Addiction single. I once walked straight past Jane's Addiction playing at Reading when I was younger. This is what is known as "a massive error". They've reformed properly now anyway. It's 1991 again! A. Mountain Song B. Standing In The Shower...Thinking Warner Brothers 7" Out of Stock
Ebony Bones The Muzik Released 20th April. Ex-star of Channel 5 soap opera Family Affairs and previously seen playing Massive Attack's 'Meltdown', this is a weird slice of Rapture-esque dance-pop. A. The Muzik B. The Muzik - The Krays (Yuksek & Brodinski) remix www.myspace.com/ebonybones Sunday Best 7"
The Big Pink Velvet Released 13th April. The Big Pink release their first single on new label 4AD, and seem to fit in fine with the label's extensive history of classic alt-rock. The cover even has that Pixies/Breeders feel to it. Attitude-filled shoegaze from London town. A. Velvet B. TBC www.myspace.com/musicfromthebigpink 4AD 7" Out of Stock
Winterkids Wonderland we got some copies signed when they played Kingston recently. First come first served. Released on October 15th (In-store the same day!) We're dead excited to be bringing you this limited 7" single from one of our favourite bands of the moment! Winterkids play beautiful and instantly catchy boy/girl indie-pop and every song on their limited run album is a winner. The rest of the world will catch on in 2008 when the album gets re-released but in the mean time here's one single NOT ON THE ADVANCE COPIES OF THE ALBUM, and a live fave 'Two Nights Two Days' on the flip. Relased on our own New Slang Records we are incredibly excited by this band Winterkids are Number 7 in the BBC charts. This really is their wonderland!! www.myspace.com/winterkids Winterkids at New Slang, the club night we run New Slang Records 7"
Mildlife How Long Does It Take? The original version of ‘How Does It Take’ plus two remixes by Italo-disco legends Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi. “’How Long Does It Take’ is an homage to the dance floors and clubbers who championed our music from Day 1,” the band say of the single. “We’ve been delighted to watch heaving crowds burn holes in the dance floor as we close our set with it so now we’re equally delighted to offer it up on record as a late night thumper.” The B-side of the ‘How Long Does It Take’ 12" comes with remixes from Daniele Baldelli and Marco Dionigi, the originators of legendary Italo-disco club night Cosmic Disco found on the shores of Lake Garda in the late 1970s. The band met Baldelli on tour in Sicily where they had been invited by Giles Peterson to play at his Ricci Weekender on the outskirts of Catania. They bonded over a mutual sound and Baldelli jumped at the opportunity to remix the song. Heavenly 12" Pre-Order