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Ultramarine - Live at South

On 3rd November, 2014, Rough Trade will reissue Ultramarine's pioneering 1991 album Every Man And Woman Is A Star.  To coincide we have them playing live on Saturday 15th November at 1.30pm at South (their first ever gig in Essex no less!) “Perhaps the first and best stab at that seeming contradiction-in-terms, pastoral techno... all sun-ripened, meandering lassitude and undulant dub-sway tempos... like acid-house suffused with the folky-jazzy ambience of the Canterbury scene.” - Simon Reynolds (Energy Flash) Ultramarine have toured with Orbital, Bjork, and many others, released acclaimed albums on Rough Trade and Blanco Y Negro and collaborated with Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, David McAlmont, and Lol Coxhill  

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New releases - 22nd September

Some highly anticipated albums out this week - the return of Aphex Twin after 13 years, the new one from Leonard Cohen (on his 80th birthday), Swedish psych rockers Goat, buttoned up indie nerds Alt-J, the brilliant Perfume Genius, Essex's very own (well half of, anyway) Erasure return, former Stereolab singer Laetitia Sadier has a new one, and loads more.  There's also reissues of the highly sought after Zambian psych rock LPs by Witch, Cybotron's techno classic Clear, and The Milkshakes off-shoot The Delmonas. Plus there's pre-orders for Caribou, The Vaselines, Oasis and Iceage This week's new releases Aphex TwinSyro BUY: CD/3LP from £9.99Richard D James returns with the first Aphex Twin album in more than a decade and it's...

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New releases, pre-orders and recommendations

  Lots of new records out this week, including the new one from US indie darlings Spoon. Southend's own David Woodcock releases his debut on Blow Up. The soundtrack to Gia Coppola's new film from Devonté Hynes aka Blood Orange. LA rapper Jonwayne's Cassette comes to vinyl for the first time on Stones Throw. Naomi Punk release their first album for indie behemoths Captured Tracks.  There's a new Bollywood themed 'soundtrack' from the Bombay Royale. Bear In Heaven return with more anthemic synth rock and A Sunny Day In Glasgow are back with their fourth LP of dream pop and shoegaze. Lots of reissues and compilations from The Specials, Billy Childish, Holly Golightly, John Moore, Modest Mouse etc. There's also...

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This week's releases, pre-orders, recommendations

This week sees the long awaited new album from Sub Pop's Shabazz Palaces, the return of former Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers's 16th LP, the first album release of Beck's Song Reader project, the second album by Land Observations.  Along with debut's by Blues Pills, The Struts, Claude Speeed and The John Steel Singers.  And reissues of Van Dyke Parks' Super Chief and the long talked about Furia by The Fates.There's also pre-orders for new albums by Johnny Marr, Southend's own David Woodcock, Royal Blood and Devonte Hynes.  Along with some staff recommendations. This week's new releases Shabazz PalacesLese MajestyCD/ LP from £10.99The new sonic action from Shabazz Palaces. Honed and primal, chromed and primo. A unique...

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Today's new stuff, pre-orders, and back-in-stock items

This week sees new releases from the rejuvenated Manic Street Preachers, with influences ranging from krautrock, to modern art via all sorts of German philosophers.  Harry Dean Stanton (Molly Ringwald's dad in Pretty In Pink among many, many other thing) releases the soundtrack to his new film where he covers George Jones, Danny Boy and reconnects with Ry Cooder.  The long talked about Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Live 1974 album finally comes out, along with new releases from Eugene McGuinness, The Acid and Elton John's mate Bright Light Bright Light. This week's new releases Manic Street PreachersFuturology from £11.99Following on from last years Top 5 albumRewind The Film, the new albumFuturology finds Welsh rock icons Manic Street Preachers in a more aggressive, propulsive, furious & expansive form, whilst retaining all...

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