Fridays New Releases - July 15th
It's a stellar line up for this Friday, some great stuff.
Working Mens Club - Fear Fear (Indies White Vinyl)
Was a hard choice on what release to bring up first, went with Working Mens Club. Their self-titled debut arrived deep in the covid times of October 2020, to a pretty decent reception. It's a still a consistent seller and up to now it's stood the test of (almost 2 years) time. Fear Fear feels like a deeper dive into the sound established on the first record, drenched in synths, bigger on the beats. Fully submerged.
Black Midi - Hellfire (Clear Red Vinyl)
Black Midi.... It took me a while to come round to these guys. I wasn't mad on the first album despite all the acclaim, but come the follow up 'Cavalcade', I was fully on board with the chaos. Stupidly good set of musicians, if you're not familiar with them and are looking for some comparisons, there's definitely a bit of King Crimson to it. Listen to single Sugar/Tzu.
Interpol - The Other Side Of Make Believe (Red Vinyl)
New Interpol. Is that not enough to get you excited? I've seen it pointed out in a few reviews, the vocals are definitely as 'relaxed' as they've ever been, but it makes for a nice change in the dynamic allowing space for other layers of the music to breath a bit more.
Now Yearbook 1980 (Clear Vinyl)
I could just drop in the track list to be honest couldn't I? Would save me a job. However, I'll write you a bit on it because this is the best newsletter in Walkden. 3LP jam packed front to back. London's Calling and The Tide Is High. A Baooshka in Baggy Trousers. Emotional Rescue on Echo Beach. Don't Stand So Close To Me Super Trouper. Love Will Tear Us Apart.
Pavement - Westing (By Musket And Sextant)
Another Pavement reissue to pick up should you need it. Compilation of their first 3 EP's. It's got Summer Babe on it.
Idlewild - The Remote Part
First repress since it's 2002 release, craz-y. 20 years is a long time isn't it.
Talk Talk - The Party's Over (40th Anniversary White Vinyl)
Can you tell from the last two that I'm getting newsletter fatigue? Shouldn't have used up my good writing (?) early. It's a marathon not a sprint they say. Anyway, what more do you want from me, if you like Talk Talk buy this.
Pye Corner Audio - Lets Emerge! (Translucent Yellow Vinyl)
Emerging on Friday is, a new Pye Audio Corner Audio album.
The Stooges - A Fire Of Life (Orange Vinyl)
Released on 50th Anniversary of the Stooges concert at Kings Cross in London 15th July 1972 (the concert that spawned the iconic LP cover for Raw Power), some studio recordings with original Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton.
The Cats Miaow - Songs 94'-98'
Wasn't familiar with the Cats Miaow until reading about them one of the many upcoming releases emails I get. 90's indie pop from Australia. I imagine all you heads are saying 'howwwww have you neverrrrr heard of the cats miaowwww', if you are one of those people, get outta heeyer.... But honestly, I do like it, and also enjoyed listening to an offshoot of the band called 'Hydroplane', plenty of listening to get stuck into.
Sandro Galileo & Eraserhood Sound - Ribelle Di Mare (Pink Vinyl)
I've been playing this in the shop a lot. Checkout cliffdiver, great track. 'Long lost cinematic funk masterpiece' is what it says on the sleeve. I agree.
Stanley Brinks and Freschard - Lion Heart (Yellow Vinyl)
'French indiepop/chanteuse vibe' it says in the write up and I don't think I'm going to be able to beat that. Sounds like it's straight out of the noughties to me, but is indeed a 2022 release.
Ronnie Foster - Reboot
Jazzers, I will NEVER forget you. Have some Ronnie Foster, on Blue Note.