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National Album Day 2019 + Our 30th Birthday = Celebrations!

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  As we countdown to Record Store Day, it’s the annual try and work out where we are going to squeeze in an extra several thousand records conundrum… In the meantime, new releases merrily carry on arriving, with this week’s highlights being – Lambchop – after the great return to form of 2017’s “Flotus”, Kurt Wagner & Co are back with a new album that mixes the predecessor’s nod to urban soul, whilst still having all those classic Lambchop elements that we know & love. Jenny Lewis – with an allstar backing band, including Beck, and Ringo, this new record...

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With Record Store Day just over the horizon, there’s a little pause for breath in new release land this week (although looking at the weeks to come, you might need to catch your breath). Pick of this week’s bunch is ex-Pavement (and shop lord) Stephen Malkmus, who releases his long rumoured, & much discussed (in the corners of the internet I frequent) ‘electronic’ album – recorded in his basement in Portland, this a radical one-off shift into DIY early 80s drum machines & keyboards, with nary a guitar in sight. It’s been 12 years since “La Fleur”, and Ninja Tunes...

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Well, it's that time of year again - this year's Record Store Day is on Saturday April 13th. The full list is available on our Record Store Day dedicated page here, so head on over for a look. As ever, we will not be stocking everything on the list, as a) we'd end up bankrupt if we ordered everything, and b) there will be titles on there that we think we can't sell. We will be ordering up what we want from the list over the next weeks or so, and will publish a link to our list on our...

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March already? How did that happen? First up, an absolutely stunning looking new Dinked Edition release from Snapped Ankles - this looks mint, with gold vinyl in a gold foil embossed cover, as ever very, very limited. Cracking jerky post punk stuff, the sort thing you'd have on your headphones as you sauntered across the Williamsburg Bridge. After one very limited RSD 10", Norwegian popster Sigrid releases her debut, with a limited coloured vinyl to boot, so no more endless scrolling through streaming services for her music….and hotly tipped Amber Bain aka The Japanese House drops her debut slice of...

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