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21st September Mailout

Tomorrow we have MG Boulter playing live in the shop (2pm, free entry). More info here.Album of the week is the first release from Prince's famous vault, Piano & A Microphone 1983. More info here. September's shaping up to be be pretty great for new releases. Bristol malcontent's Beak, featuring Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and Will Young (not that one. The one from Moon Gangs) release their new album, the snappily titled >>>. The great Lonnie Holley, the 7th of 27 children (who apparently was once traded for a bottle of whiskey when he was 4 years old) returns with his new record, MITH, an expansive political, largely improvised, album, which is available on limited edition smoke coloured vinyl. Indie survivors...

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March Mixtape

 Better late than never. Here's our March mix, which includes household favourites Moondog, Pauline Anna Strom, Blue Cheer (from when nobody liked them), Bill Callahan, Yura Yura Teikoku and loads more.  Listen HERE You can listen to the rest of our mixes (all 15 of them) HERE

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Today's New Releases

Album of the week is the spectacularly titled new one from Gnod, more on that below Also out this week is the first in a few years (after some soundtrack work) from Canvey Island fans British Sea Power, which is available in a limited edition gatefold LP. Hypnotic folk/blues guitarist Jake Xerxes Fussell's new one is produced by South favourite William Tyler, and if you're a fan of Dave Van Ronk, Jim Dickinson, Nathan Bowls, etc, you'll be well in to this. Goldfrapp's seventh album sees them collaborate with a few of them outsiders - The Haxan Cloak, a mong others, and is available on limited editon clear vinyl. Long-running brainiacs Wire's 15th album, Silver/Lead, comes on the 40th anniversary...

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Limited Edition Record Store Day 2017 Rega Turntable

As usual, there's a limited edition Rega turntable emblazoned with Record Store Day's logo.  They've just announced this year's one, with a few signed, read more below... Specifically created for Record Store Day’s 10th birthday, the turntable is a one-off Rega Planar 1 and RP3 hybrid and will be available only from independent record shops and Rega stockists on the 22nd April. And to commemorate our birthday celebrations we have got 10 of our favourite artists to sign multiple decks. These will be allocated to shops across the UK at random and customers can find out on purchase if they’ve become the owner of one of the very limited and sought-after signed turntables. So we are proud to reveal our...

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Album Of The Week: Kelly Lee Owens

Before starting work on the self-produced album, Owens, a 28-year old Londoner, turned her keen ear towards dance music after working with techno producer Daniel Avery in a London record store. Her voice and contributions can be heard on Avery’s Drone Logic. Since then, she self-released two white label 12”s, with the “Oleic” EP to follow.Her debut solo album is first and foremost Owens’ vision, a record that exudes a startling level of intimacy even in its largest-sounding moments - such as “Arthur,” a percolating mixture of looped vocals and rustling rhythms that rides on a perpetual near-crescendo. The song is a tribute to the late iconoclastic musician and kindred spirit Arthur Russell. “He wrote music and stayed true to...

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