New Release Round-Up 18th February 2022
We're weathering Storm Eunice in the shop with a clutch of great indie releases but it might be the perfect opportunity for a virtual browse today.
METRONOMY's 'Small World' is full of the winning grooves that Joe Mount and co. have long been renowned for, but finds them also engaging in affectionate homages to 80s smooth and 90s grunge, as well as a duet with Porridge Radio. We've got a handful of limited edition comics to give away with purchases, while stocks last.
KHRUANGBIN continue their fruitful partnership with soulman LEON BRIDGES on 'Texas Moon', the nocturnal follow-up to the acclaimed 'Texas Sun'. There's a limited edition 'Blue Daze' coloured vinyl.
SEA POWER (formerly "British") are back with 'Everything Was Forever', produced by Graham Sutton. Inspired by family bereavement, its inventive indie-rock drips with the kind of faded grandeur that made the Cumbrian band the perfect soundtrack to 'Disco Elysium'.
'Life On Earth' sees HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF release their first album for Nonesuch, enlisting Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Waxhatchee) to produce. Alynda Lee Segarra's always urgent, socially conscious writing is given its most diverse musical setting yet, drawing influence from The Clash, Bad Bunny and Beverly Glenn-Copeland into a sound described by the artist as "nature punk".
Two Dinked Editions out today: The tenth anniversary of LOS CAMPESINOS!'s scene-defining 'Hello Sadness' is sold out, but you can still get your hands on the yellow vinyl. If you move quickly, you might still be able to grab 'Metal Bird', the beautifully sparse new album from chanteuse EVE ADAMS on Basin Rock. Plus there are new albums from WHITE LIES, MODERN STUDIES and TRACE MOUNTAINS.
Finally available on vinyl
There's a long-awaited vinyl pressing for the great DAVID CROSBY's latest 'For Free'. Indies exclusive is on "fruit punch" wax.
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN's first best-of compilation 'Songs To Learn & Sing' is made available on vinyl once more.
Philly indie fave KURT VILE announced his major label debut for Verve '(watch my moves)'.
While, moving in the opposite direction, EMELI SANDÉ announced 'Let's Say For Instance', her first album for indie label Chrysalis, home of Laura Marling and William The Conqueror among others.
'Songs Of The Recollection' is a first covers album from alt-country institution COWBOY JUNKIES.
And that's about it for this week. Stay safe out there.