Boards Of Canada – ‘Tomorrow’s Harvest’ – Due out 10th June via Warp Records
Franz Ferdinand – ‘Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action’ – Due out 26th August via Domino Recording Co.
Ty Segall – ‘Sleeper’ – Due out 19th August via Drag City
Texas – ‘The Conversation’ – Out Now – on 2CD, CD, LP and DL via [PIAS] Recordings
Dry Your Eyes
If This Isn’t Real
I Will Always
Talk About Love
Hid From The Light
Hearts Are Made To Stray
I Need Time
Bonus CD ‘Live In Scotland’ (2CD version)
I Don’t Want A Lover (Live)
Summer Son (Live)
In Demand (Live)
The Conversation (Live)
When We Are Together (Live)
Once In A Lifetime (Live)
Say What You Want (Live)
Black Eyed Boy (Live)
Inner Smile (Live)
Arcane Roots – ‘Blood & Chemistry’ – (Play It Again Sam) – CD/2LP/DL – Out Now!
Energy Is Never Lost, Just Redirected
Hell And High Water
Held Like Kites
You Keep Me Here
Arcane Roots – WEB
Arcane Roots – Facebook
Arcane Roots – Twitter
14 Milton Keynes Crafurd Arms
15 Guildford The Boiler Room
16 Bristol Louisiana
17 Brighton Great Escape
24 Handmade Festival Leicester
19 Oxford Truck Festival
26 Redfest Redhill
3 Derbyshire Y Not Festival
31 Bristol ArcTanGent Festival
Reviews and features in Kerrang (4/5), Rock Sound (9/10), Big Cheese (5/5), The Sun (5/5), Metro, The Guardian, Guitarist (4/5), Q Magazine, Bizarre (4/5), DIY Magazine (8/10), Front (3 page feature).
Valerie June – ‘Pushin’ Against A Stone’ (Sunday Best) – Out Now! on CD, LP and DL
Workin’ Woman Blues
Somebody To Love
Twined & Twisted
Wanna Be On Your Mind
Pushin’ Against A Stone
Trials, Troubles, Tribulations
You Can’t Be Told
On My Way
Somebody To Love (Acoustic Version) (CD Only Hidden Track)
“Born To Sing” - Sunday Times Culture
“Terrific” – Evening Standard (4/5)
“Stunning” - The Telegraph
“Her music demands attention” – The Sun (4/5)
“A moment worth waiting for… a voice that really lingers in the memory” – The Observer
The long-awaited debut album, recorded with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach at his Nashville Studio.
Valerie has already wowed on the BBC’s ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ with her “Organic Moonshine Roots Music”.
Sure to be one of *the* big word-of-mouth / end of year charts hits.
DON’T SLEEP on this gem of a longplayer!
Valerie June: WEB
Valerie June: Twitter
Valerie June: Facebook
SCOTTISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR LONGLIST ANNOUNCED
The list has been announced for the 2013 Scottish Album Of The Year Award, you know, like the Mercury but with English, Welsh and Irish bands kicked out of the room. Organised by the Scottish Music Industry Association, 100 music and media types nominated records for the longlist, from which a shortlist of ten will be selected, one by the public on 27 May, and the rest by the SAY judging panel. A final winner will then be selected on 20 June.
But enough of that, here then is the longlist…
Admiral Fallow – Tree Bursts In Snow
Auntie Flo – Future Rhythm Machine
Calvin Harris – 18 Months
Dam Mantle – Brothers Fowl
Django Django – Django Django
Duncan Chisholm – Affric
Emeli Sandé – Our Version Of Events
Errors – Have Some Faith In Magic (Rock Action)
Human Don’t Be Angry – Human Don’t Be Angry (Chemikal Underground)
Karine Polwart – Traces
Konrad Wiszniewski & Euan Stevenson – New Focus
Lau – Race The Loser
Meursault – Something For The Weakened
Miaoux Miaoux – Light Of The North (Chemikal Underground)
Paul Buchanan – Mid Air
PAWS – Cokefloat!
RM Hubbert – Thirteen Lost & Found (Chemikal Underground)
Stanley Odd – Reject
The Twilight Sad – No One Can Ever Know
The Unwinding Hours – Afterlives (Chemikal Underground)
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John Murry - ‘The Graceless Age’ - (Rubyworks) – Out 6th May
Savages – ‘Silence Yourself’ – (Matador) – Out 6th May
The Child Of Lov – ‘The Child Of Lov’ – (Double Six) - Out 6th May
Deerhunter - ‘Monomania’ – (4AD) – Out 6th May
Valerie June – ‘Pushin Against A Stone’ – (Sunday Best) – Out 6th May
Matthew E White – ‘Big Inner’ – (Domino) – Out Now!
Primal Scream - ‘More Light’ – (1st International) – Out 6th May
Iggy & The Stooges – ‘Ready To Die’ – (Fat Possum) – Out Now!
Gallows - ‘Gallows’ – (Venn/PIAS) – Out Now!
Daniel Johnston - ‘Space Ducks’ – (Feraltone) – Out Now!
John Parish - ‘Screenplay’ – (Thrill Jockey) – Out Now!
Wolf People – ‘Fain’ – (Jagjaguwar) – Out Now!
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Two years on from the release of his Mercury nominated debut, ‘Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam’, Ghostpoet aka Obaro Ejimiwe announces ‘Meltdown’ – the first single from his sophomore album ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’ which will be released on the 6th May 2013 through Play It Again Sam.
‘Meltdown’ is the disarmingly honest tale of one of those break-ups where both parties simply drift apart. Scarring lyrics “you and me weren’t meant to be and someone somewhere knew it from the start” expertly encapsulate everyman honesty of thought, emotion, and shoulder-shrug acceptance of failed love. Guest vocalist Woodpecker Wooliams came to feature on ‘Meltdown’ really by chance – Obaro reached out for a vocalist on Twitter – it was all very last minute due to someone else cancelling – fans responded with Woodpecker Wooliams. She turned up at the studio almost immediately and recorded her part in just two takes.
Squarepusher, one of the UK’s most important electronic artists has delivered an exceptional sonic overhaul of the original, which will be available on 10” alongside the single, exclusively for this year’s Record Store Day. Ghostpoet alongside Brit award winner Tom Odell, recently played the launch event for Record Store Day 2013. The exquisite video for ‘Meltdown’ has been directed by Dave Ma (Foals, Flight Facilities, The Horrors) and was premiered on Vice Magazines video platform Noisey.
On ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’, which was co-produced with the talented Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Darkstar, Egyptian Hip-Hop) we see Ghostpoet’s talent has truly blossomed and that he’s pushing the boundaries even further in all directions. Immediately captivating and uniquely honest – the musings of Ghostpoet truly come to life when he performs live and to celebrate the release of ‘Some Say I So I Say Light’ Ghostpoet will be headlining a UK tour through out May.
‘The More Light’ Tour Dates
April 18th – Milan – Tunnel
April 20th – Bologna – Locomotive Club
April 26th – Paris – La Fleche D’or
May 18th - Coventry – Kasbah
May 21th – Liverpool – East Village Arts Club
May 22nd - Sheffield – Queens Road Social
May 23rd - Newcastle – The Cluny
May 24th - Glasgow – Broadcast
May 25th - Edinburgh – Electric Circus
May 27th - Bournemouth – The Winchester
May 28th - Manchester – Gorilla
May 29th - Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
May 30th - London – Village Underground
June 2nd – Leicester Academy
June 3rd – Oxford – Oxford Academy
June 4th –Luxembourg – Exit
June 5th – Amsterdam – Paradiso
June 6th – Rotterdam – Bird
June 9th – Reading – SUB89
June 13th – Bedford – The Pad
Record Store Day 2013 – Saturday 20th April 2013 – is almost upon us!
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Here’s the full list of all this year’s [PIAS]-related RSD goodies – don’t sleep on these tasty biscuits:
(where available, whilst stocks last, yada yada, etc)
A Place To Bury Strangers – Strange Moon (Dead Oceans)
Amorphis – Circle (Nuclear Blast)
Anthrax – Anthems (Nuclear Blast)
Bayside – Live At The Bayside Social Club (Victory)
Best Coast – Fear Of My Identity (Wichita)
Between The Buried And Me – The Anatomy Of (Victory)
Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear – Brian Eno x Nicolas Jaar x Grizzly Bear (Warp)
British Sea Power – Facts Are Right (Rough Trade Records)
Chapel Club – Good Together (Album Sampler) (Ignition)
Conny Plank / various – The Conny Plank reWork sessions (Groenland)
Daniel Johnston / various – Space Ducks (Feral)
Dave Matthews Band – Away From The World (RSD Exclusive Live Edition) (ATO)
DJ Food – The Search Engine (Ninja Tune)
Double Dagger – 333 / If We Shout Loud Enough (Thrill Jockey)
Dutch Uncles – Slave to the Atypical Rhythm (Memphis Industries)
Evian Christ – Duga-3 (Tri Angle)
Fela Kuti – Sorrow Tears And Blood / Perambulator (Knitting Factory)
Filthy Boy -Smile That Won’t Go Down (Stranger)
Funeral Suits – Lily Of The Valley (Model Citizen)
Ghostpoet – Meltdown ([PIAS] Recordings)
Golden Void – Rise To The Out Reach (Thrill Jockey)
Grey Area – Fanbelt Algebra (Victory)
Guards – In Guards We Trust (Partisan)
I Am Kloot – Natural History-Remastered (Wall Of Sound)
Itch – Manifesto Pt. 1 & 2 (Red Bull Records)
King Creosote – That Might Well Be It, Darling (Domino)
King Midas Sound – Aroo (Ninja Tune)
Mogwai / Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat – Special N (L. Pierre remix) / The Copper Top (Remixed by Plasmatron for Mogwai (Rock Action)
Orange Juice – You Can’t Your Love Forever (Domino)
Orange Juice – Rip It Up (Domino)
Orange Juice – Texas Fever (Domino)
Orange Juice – The Orange Juice (Domino)
Oval – 94 diskont (Thrill Jockey)
Oval – Systemisch (Thrill Jockey)
Overkill – Live From Oz (Nuclear Blast)
Pierce The Veil – Collide With The Sky (Fearless)
Primal Scream – Record Store Day (1st International)
Pulp – After You (Rough Trade Records)
Serafina Steer – Disco Compilation (Stolen)
Sharon Van Etten – We Are Fine b/w Hotel 2 T (Jagjaguwar)
Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten – Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around (Sub Pop)
Stephen Malkmus and Friends – Play Ege Bamyasi (Domino)
Straylight Run – Prepare To Be Wrong (Victory)
Testament – Animal Magnetism/Powerslave (Nuclear Blast)
The Leisure Society – Fight For Everyone (Full Time Hobby)
Tythe – Careless Woman (Sunday Best)
Various Artists – Music Finland – The Limited Record Store Day Edition 2013 with The Line Of Best Fit (Music Finland)
Various Artists – Ninja Tune & If Music present “IF” (10 Year Anniversary) (Ninja Tune)
Various Artists – ‘Sub Pop 1000’ (Sub Pop)
The xx – Jamie XX Edits (Young Turks)
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Have a great one – but remember, as your humble web monkey says every year around this time: Your Record Shop is for LIFE, not just for RSD.
Happy hunting out there!