The Ninth Wave FLESCH The new EP from the glamorous Glasgow group The Ninth Wave, quality songs that show them leaning less towards their alt-rock roots into big synths and crashing production. With its grandiose tub thumping and glamorous vocal swoops, there are nods to both Suede and Depeche Mode on the ponderously titled but explosive opener A Wave Goodbye to the People Who Said I’d Win. It’s a track that the band have described as a turning point in their style and a touchstone for the music that was to be written after and if that’s the case, it seems they're setting a course for the big time. Distiller CD Pre-Order
Charles Bradley Change For The World / Revelation First single to come from Charles Bradley's album Changes! The Screaming Eagle of Soul has landed! In anticipation for the forthcoming full length ‘Changes’, it brings us great pleasure to ring in 2016 with ‘Change for the World’ b/w ‘Rev- elation’. On this single, Charles, backed by Menahan Street Band, take the psychedelically seasoned soul flirted with on 2013’s ‘Victim of Love’, and expands on it. Marrying heavy rhythm and tape delay with Charles’ pleading vocal performance, it lurks in the ether, engaging your psyche in ways that will make you think there’s more to this life than previously imagined. It’s a Revelation! Daptone 7"
The Orielles Bobbi's Second World A new 7" single from indie-poppers The Orielles, following on from their acclaimed debut album Silver Dollar Moment. “Bobbi’s Second World, written with the addition of a new member on keys, exhibits an explosion of new sounds and ideas that came to fruition after a long summer of playing festivals and taking inspiration from music that made us dance. It centres around the story of a cat named Bobbi who, in order to become a lady, has to experience the extremities of two complex and differing realities- situated in her front and back gardens respectively. The eccentric instrumentation, influenced by northern soul, post-punk and funk music, matches the quirkiness of the lyrics to create a song that concerns a young cats maturity whilst displaying a certain maturity in the music itself." Heavenly 7"
I Don't Know How But They Found Me 1981 Extended Play EP The debut EP from the new project of Dallon Weekes (formerly of Panic At The Disco) and Ryan Seaman, now together as I Don't Know How But They Found Me. Totally forward-thinking and funky indie-pop bangers with a theatrical and dramatic edge. Doc Brown utters the famous line just before telling Marty McFly to "run for it." And just as Marty travelled 30 years into the past and righted the wrongs of the present, so have Dallon Weekes(vocals, bass) and Ryan Seaman (drums), resurrecting the songs and innovative spirit of iDKHOW for a new generation starved for creative risk taking and unbound joy. Fearless Records 12" Pre-Order
Ty Segall Fanny Aagoo Records, an independent record label in New Jersey, is proud to announce the release of Ty Segall’s "Fanny" — a psychedelic ode to his dog — on standard 7" and limited- edition picture disc editions. Not only does Segall’s single feature various cover and insert art painted by Segall himself, but the track in three different forms: the demo, a revved-up “sketch” and a live recording from San Diego, California. Each side of the picture disc features a yellow dog face painted by Segall, from his acrylic painting "Goopy Poodle". Stare at it long enough: it’s oddly comforting! And the "Fanny" 7" is for a canine cause: all proceeds will go to animal rescue organizations NKLA and Mighty Mutts, which are dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating the strays of Los Angeles and New York. It’s a tribute to our canine friends only Segall could make. Aagoo Records / Computer Students 7" Pre-Order
Why? Live At Third Man Records WHY? - the hip-hop inspired indie-pop band fronted by Yoni Wolf - visited Third Man Records' Nashville Blue Room two months after their first release in five years Moh Lhean hit record shelves. Despite no geographical connection, the night felt like a homecoming. The Wolf brothers and their prolificacy have long been on Third Man's radar, and the quartet's familial sensibilities radiated off the Blue Room stage and into the crowd, who sang along in harmony by the end of the night. Third Man Records LP Pre-Order
Garage Class Terminal Tokyo A rare post-punk / electro 12" from Garage Class gets a vinyl reissue. Released in 1984, four years after it was originally recorded, the Terminal Tokyo single is an unlikely triumph of exceptional messthetic punk. Though raw and unpolished the songs here are precariously pop-minded and indisputably anthemic. The titular A-side reveals the dry and detached drawl of Shutt aka The Subliminal Kid, a sharp, jaded and poetic voice that has some of the most iconic lines never heard in punk. Accompanied by second-hand guitars, on-the-fly handclaps and a chorus like a terrace chant this is the cult hit that never was, a heroically artless masterpiece that has all the ragged character and misfit euphoria of Swell Maps and The Buzzcocks if they were more impulsive and boisterous, and left to their own devices in the remote margins of a Cheshire town. The original B-side is here substituted for I Got Standards, a track that, until now, has somehow remained unreleased. An ideal twin to Terminal Tokyo there’s the same brusque and dog-eared quality to the band’s delivery, as well as the same upfront emphasis on strong hooks and insistent momentum. Yet again, Shutt is on impeccable form, perfecting an inflated, adolescent antagonism that has all the sardonic, malcontented charm of similarly ‘shirty’ buggers like Dan Treacy (Television Personalities), Patrik Fitzgerald and Mark Perry (Alternative TV). Outer Reaches 12" Pre-Order
Indifferent Dance Centre Flight & Pursuit A rare post-punk / electro 7" from Indifferent Dance Centre gets a vinyl reissue. Without, as Dowling declared, ‘Martin Hannett, Paul Morley, Postcard or Factory’ to lend credibility to their venture and without the means to splash out on studio time this was a line-up that came together on one Sunday in August 1981 at their local Lavant Village Hall to capture ‘Flight & Pursuit’ and ‘Release’, two recordings of beguiling, impeccably restrained, reclusive music that possess a discretely epiphanic and timeless quality. Outer Reaches 7" Pre-Order
Slaughter Beach, Dog Motorcycle.LPG A re-release of the 2017 EP from Slaughter Beach, Dog, otherwise known as Jake Ewald from Modern Baseball. Though Slaughter Beach, Dog may have started as a project for Ewald to get past a mental block, it’s grown into something more. Under this moniker Ewald has built a rich, vibrant world—and it may very well be the one we’re living in. Lame-O Records 12" Pre-Order