This Week's New Releases (7th April)
Album of the week is the third from Father John Misty (recipient of the prestigious South Album Of The Year award 2015)
Synth pop Peter Bretter's (that's a Forgetting Sarah Marshall reference, captured the zeitgeist with this one right??) Future Islands are back with their new one, very good it is too. Venezuelan electronic producer, and Bjork collaborator, Arca releases his third, this time on XL Recordings. Joey Badass gets back to making music, after his acting holiday in Mr Robot, and follows up his brilliant golden-age referencing debut from a couple of years back, with a more politically focussed record. Gonjasufi's new one is a collection of remixes, covers and original music and features Massive Attack's Daddy G, Portishead's Beth Gibbons and loads more. Punk pop duo Diet Cig release their debut, Swear I'm Good At This, with lyrics dealing with being a female in a male dominated music world. Neuk Wight Delhi All-Stars is the second collaborative album from James Yorkston, Jon Thorne and Suhail Yusuf Khan, a collection of traditional Indian and UK folk songs, originals and idiosyncratic covers. Saint Pe, who recently gave up 10 years on the road as a member of Black Lips, moved to Nashville and made this record in Roy Acuff's old gaff. Not much of a departure from his old band, more of a refinement - some southern soul, a touch of country class, and so on. 75 Dollar Bill's album was one of our favourites from last year (it wasn't in our end of year list as it was mostly unavailable in the UK), it's now got a full release. The NYC based duo of Rick Brown and Che Chen, create hypnotic, pulsing music that weaves an ecstatic line from raw electric blues, Arabic modes and entrancing folk minimalism back to the streets of New York. Indie girl gang The Big Moon release their debut album, Elastica fans will find a lot to like here. SoCal indie rockers Cold War Kids' new one, their sixth, is their first in 3 years. Deep Purple's new one, Infinite, is their 20th, and comes on double LP, with a bonus DVD. Imelda May's ditched the rockabilly of her previous albums and delved deep in to blues, soul, gospel, folk, and rock, all produced by T Bone Burnett. Ben Frost's new album is the soundtrack to his directorial debut, an operatic interpretation of Iain Banks novel The Wasp Factory and comes on limited edition transparent vinyl. Speaking of soundtracks, Gimme Danger Jim Jarmusch's Stooges documentary is out today. Along with the Stooges, there's tracks from Iggy's previous band The Iguanas, MC5, etc. And finally, the reissues out this week are a long-overdue vinyl issue of Outkast's breakthrough album - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, on quadruple vinyl, Nirvana's Incesticide is 25 years old this year and is back on double vinyl and Finders Keepers reissue a near mythical Don Cherry album from 1967.
Pre-order recommendations this week: Ray Davies finally gets around to releasing the long-talked about Americana album, Southend's own Procol Harum are back with a new album, a mere 50 years since their debut. Syd Barrett fan Robyn Hitchcock will be releasing a self-titled album and indie-electonic nerds Public Service Broadcasting have a new one, available on indies-only clear vinyl. Enter the code 'PREORDER' at checkout for 10% off and remember, we offer free in-store collection (select the option at checkout).