Records of the Month

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Low - HEY WHAT

Released 10th September 2021. Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast ...

Released 10th September 2021. Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share, Low present HEY WHAT. These ten pieces—each built around their own instantaneous, undeniable hook—are turbocharged by the vivid textures that surround them. The ineffable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life ra...

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Matthew E. White - K Bay

Released 10th September 2021. The LP was produced by White and recorded between his beloved Kensi...

Released 10th September 2021. The LP was produced by White and recorded between his beloved Kensington Avenue home studio (and album namesake) K Bay, Richmond’s Montrose Recording and his own local institution, Spacebomb Studio. K Bay finds the singer/songwriter, bandleader, and musical polymath expanding every facet of his creative process and harnessing the full power of his community, culminating in the best record of his career. "For me, one of the most exciting production techniques from...

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Big Red Machine - How Long Do You Think It's Go...

Released 27th August 2021. SK says: 'An accomplished and varied sophomore effort from the collabo...

Released 27th August 2021. SK says: 'An accomplished and varied sophomore effort from the collaborative project of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and The National's Aaron Dessner, combining the former's deconstructionist approach with the latter's plaintive melodic sensibility. Both men had a big hand in the production of Taylor Swift's acclaimed 'folklore' and 'evermore' albums and the pop superstar returns the favour here, appearing on two tracks alongside an impressive roster of guests which inc...

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Steve Gunn - Other You

Expected Release 27th August 2021. Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist Steve Gunn returns this sum...

Expected Release 27th August 2021. Acclaimed songwriter and guitarist Steve Gunn returns this summer with his stunning new album Other You. Recorded in Los Angeles with Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Rob Schnapf, Gunn sought to create an album that would push his melodic and  compositional sensibilities to thrilling new heights. The resulting tracks find Gunn pushing his cosmic Americana to exciting new dimensions encompassing elements of prog, jazz, and contemporary classical mus...

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Marisa Anderson & William Tyler - Lost Futures

Release 27th August 2021. Guitarists Marisa Anderson and William Tyler distil deeply rooted and v...

Release 27th August 2021. Guitarists Marisa Anderson and William Tyler distil deeply rooted and varied traditions into distinctive voices all their own. Anderson and Tyler are each unyielding in their desire to extend through those traditions and the confines of ‘guitar music’ to craft music at once intimate and expansive, conversational and transcendent. The duo’s debut collaborative album tethers together their singular voices into unified narratives that glisten, drive and sway. On ‘Lost F...

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The Killers - Pressure Machine

Released 13th August 2021. SK says: "Wasting no time in following up last year's exuberant 'Implo...

Released 13th August 2021. SK says: "Wasting no time in following up last year's exuberant 'Imploding The Mirage' and once again enlisting Shawn Everett (The War on Drugs) and Jonathan Rado (Foxygen, Alex Cameron) to produce/co-write, the new album is an intense and personal affair which sees frontman Brandon Flowers unpack his small-town Utah upbringing- resident vox-pops bridge some of the album's songs, discussing dead-end jobs and level crossing accidents. The influence of Springsteen has...

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David Crosby - For Free

Released 23rd July 2021. Vinyl expected 18th February 2022. The great David Crosby celebrates hi...

Released 23rd July 2021. Vinyl expected 18th February 2022. The great David Crosby celebrates his 80th birthday with a brand new album featuring contributions from Michael McDonald and Donald Fagen.

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Jackson Browne - Downhill From Everywhere

Released 23rd July 2021. Nearly five decades since his debut LP, the songs on Jackson Browne’s ne...

Released 23rd July 2021. Nearly five decades since his debut LP, the songs on Jackson Browne’s new album Downhill From Everywhere sustain the soulful intimacy of his first release, combined with a power and wisdom gained from a life pursuing positive change.

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John Mayer - Sob Rock

Released 16th July 2021. SK says: "As the tongue-in-cheek cover and title may suggest, this is Ma...

Released 16th July 2021. SK says: "As the tongue-in-cheek cover and title may suggest, this is Mayer's affectionate tribute to the axemen-turned-adult contemporary titans of the 1980s: Clapton, Knopfler, Lukather. Featuring session legends Greg Phillinganes and Lenny Castro alongside frequent collaborator Pino Palladino (himself no stranger to the studio masterpieces of the 80s- 'Boys Of Summer' anyone?), this may be the singer/guitarist's finest work since Continuum."

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Hiss Golden Messenger - Quietly Blowing It

Released 25th June 2021. “I went looking for peace,” says songwriter M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden M...

Released 25th June 2021. “I went looking for peace,” says songwriter M.C. Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger about his new album Quietly Blowing It, out March 26, 2021, on Merge Records. “It’s not exactly a record about the state of the world—or my world—in 2020, but more a retrospective of the past five years of my life, painted in sort of impressionistic hues. Maybe I had the presence of mind when I was writing Quietly Blowing It to know that this was the time to go as deep as I needed to in o...

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Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - Carnage

Released 18th June 2021. Carnage is a new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, recorded over a ...

Released 18th June 2021. Carnage is a new album by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, recorded over a period of weeks during lockdown. Although the pair have composed & recorded many soundtracks together, and Ellis is a long-term member of The Bad Seeds, this is the first time they have released an entire album of songs as a duo. Cave describes the album as "a brutal but very beautiful record nested in a communal catastrophe." "Making Carnage was an accelerated process of intense creativity," ...

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Ryley Walker - Course In Fable

Released 11th June 2021. SK says: 'If the thunderous opening chords of Ryley Walker's 'Course in...

Released 11th June 2021. SK says: 'If the thunderous opening chords of Ryley Walker's 'Course in Fable' suggest he's made good on his long-threatened epic prog tribute to Genesis, what follows rather more bears the mark of the guitarist's other great love: Chicago's incestuous and influential post rock scene. Indeed Tortoise's John McEntire is in the producer's chair on an album which blends their jazzy minimalist patterns, the elliptical delivery of Gastr del Sol and the kind of gonzo humou...

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