THE POP GROUP And DENNIS BOVELL Bring ‘Y’ Back In Dub Next Month

4 September 2021

Band: THE POP GROUP
Who: Legendary, sound-exploring
and outspoken Bristol post-punks

Album: Y IN DUB

Info: ‘Y in Dub’ is a 9-track collection of heavyweight dub versions that match the
prodigious intensity of their source material. The release reflects the enterprising
originality of the dub and reggae music that inspired The Pop Group, as well as the
legendary ingenuity of their longstanding collaborator Dennis Bovell, recently awarded
an MBE for his services to music, might we add… The original material is submerged and prolonged, shattered, splintered, and sculpted into turbulent, contrasting forms which
deviate from the original tracks in compelling, unexpected ways.

Release: Via Mute on CD and digitally on October 29th, 2021, with the vinyl release
set to follow at a later date due to ongoing worldwide production issues with vinyl.

Order info: here


L to r: Dub expert Dennis Bovell, frontman Mark Stewart, multi-instrumentalist Gareth Sager

Mark Stewart (frontman): “Dub to me is the music of chance.
A teenage dream come true – at last – this one’s for the explorers.”

Here’s the video clip for first taster WORDS DISOBEY ME

Original artwork

Original album

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THE POP GROUP: WebsiteSpotify

(group photo via Mute)

Coming Soon… Retrospective Box Set (1971-1974) By German Krautrock Legends FAUST

23 August 2021

Band: FAUST
Who: German Krautrock legends
Active: 1971–75, 1990–present
13 studio albums (so far)

(photo: press via FB Faust / Bureau B Records)

New box set: FAUST 1971-1974
Out: 8 October 2021 via Bureau B Records

Content: This box is the first virtually complete collection of FAUST official studio
releases from the years 1971-1974. In addition to the debut album, it includes the
1972 album So Far, the legendary 1973 Virgin UK release The Faust Tapes, Faust IV and,
for the first time ever, the mythical, so-called “Munich album” Punkt, which Faust recorded at Giorgio Moroder’s Musicland Studios in 1974. The bonus albums Momentaufnahme I and Momentaufnahme II also feature unreleased studio material, simultaneously affording us a fascinating glimpse of Faust’s creativity in their Wümme studio phase. Also, two rare 7-inch singles are included.

More info and order facilities here.

While waiting for the box set let’s
warm-up with their 4th LP (1973)…

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FAUST: All Albums

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – A Second ‘B-SIDES And RARITIES’ Collection Lands In October

21 August 2021

Living legend NICK CAVE and his BAD SEEDS bring us a
new, second, collection of ‘B-Sides & Rarities ‘, including
27 rare and unreleased tracks from 2006 to 2020.

Out 22 October, on vinyl and CD.

The first B-sides/rarities records
came out back in 2005 and will also
be available again on vinyl/CD.

Along with the announcement came one
of the previously unreleased tracks.

Listen to VORTEX here…

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NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS: Facebook

Order info here

THE POP GROUP – 1979 Debut Album ‘Y’ Returns In Dub With DENNIS BOVELL

31 July 2021

Band: THE POP GROUP
Who: Legendary, sound-exploring
and outspoken Bristol post-punks

Album: Y IN DUB

Info: ‘Y in Dub’ is a 9-track collection of heavyweight dub versions that match the
prodigious intensity of their source material. The release reflects the enterprising
originality of the dub and reggae music that inspired The Pop Group, as well as the
legendary ingenuity of their longstanding collaborator Dennis Bovell, recently awarded
an MBE for his services to music, might we add… The original material is submerged and prolonged, shattered, splintered, and sculpted into turbulent, contrasting forms which
deviate from the original tracks in compelling, unexpected ways.

Release: Via Mute on CD and digitally on October 29th, 2021, with the vinyl release
set to follow at a later date due to ongoing worldwide production issues with vinyl.

Order info: here


L to r: Dub expert Dennis Bovell, frontman Mark Stewart, multi-instrumentalist Gareth Sager

Mark Stewart (frontman): “Dub to me is the music of chance.
A teenage dream come true – at last – this one’s for the explorers.”

AllMusic said about the original LP: “Y sounds like a call for revolution, a fearless salvo on behalf of a creative vision without compromise of any form. Decades after its release, Y remains a challenging work that feels contemporary, and much of the experimental rock community is still trying to catch up with it.”

First taster: Words Disobey Me

Full tracklist:

1. Thief of Fire (Dub Version)
2. Snowgirl (Dub Version)
3. Blood Money (Dub Version)
4. Savage Sea (Dub Version)
5. We Are Time (Dub Version)
6. Words Disobey Me (Dub Version)
7. Don’t Call Me Pain (Dub Version)
8. Boys From Brazil (Dub Version)
9. Don’t Sell Your Dreams (Dub Version)


Original artwork

Original album

(group photo via Mute)

STEELY DAN Do It Again With New Live Albums

27 July 2021

Band: STEELY DAN (Annandale-on-Hudson, New York)
Who: Donald Fagen (age 73) and the late Walter Becker
(20 February 1950 – 3 September 2017)

Active (as a duo): 1971–1981, 1993–2017 / 9 albums

When his musical companion passed away Fagen promised to
“keep the music we created together alive as long as I can with the
Steely Dan band.”

New live albums: Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live!
and The Nightfly Live (Donald Fagen’s 1982 debut solo LP)

Out: CD & Digital on 24 September and 180g-vinyl on 1 October

Order info: here

The Steely Dan Band will take
the road again in the Fall. Dates here

Donald Fagen‘s 1982 solo LP
The Nightfly

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STEELY DAN: Facebook

Coming Soon… New Album By The Swedish Residents ‘GOAT’

7 July 2021


(Photo Credit: Andreas Johansson)

Band: GOAT
Who: Formed in 2012, the experimental band’s anonymous members
claimed to hail from the remote and cursed village of Korpilombo in northern
Sweden
, where inhabitants had for centuries been devoted to a form of voodoo
introduced by a traveling witch doctor – there was no one else on earth quite
like them. They have delivered 3 studio albums so far.

New album: HEADSOUP
Info: A globetrotting acid trip of an album, collecting rarities spanning
the band’s career – standalone singles, B-sides and two brand new tracks.

Out: 27th August 2021 via Rocket Recordings
Order info: here

These out-of-this-world voodoo priests remind me of those other weirdos,
Louisiana-based The Residents as both bands wear masks since day 1, and
we have no clue who they really are. But that’s actually the only similarity as
The Residents are a one-eyeball-prog-rock-opera ensemble who is totally
unpredictable but harmless, whereas GOAT is a mind-bewitching psych-o-delic
tribe who put a spell on you and you never know what happens next. Spooky!

Ahead of Headsoup comes new single Queen Of The Underground. A puzzling-electrifying trance groove moving like a vicious snake climbing out of its basket.
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard will love this to death.

Be ready

GOAT: Facebook

HEADSOUP out 27 August – order info here

Deluxe Edition Of 2014 Debut Album ‘STREET VENOM’ By DEATH VALLEY GIRLS

4 July 2021

Band: DEATH VALLEY GIRLS
Who: Garage rock fury from Los Angeles, led by
vocalist/guitarist/organist and charismatic voodoo
doll Bonnie Bloomgarden, fabricating Californian
doom boogie.
Active since 2013 / 4 albums so far

Debut album STREET VENOM – released in 2014, only on
a small run of cassettes – comes back 30th July, for the first
time on vinyl, courtesy of Suicide Squeeze Records.

This deluxe edition is a fully remixed and remastered version
of Street Venom plus two bonus tracks. The initial vinyl pressing
is limited to 2000 copies—1,500 on Satan’s Fingerprint (retail only),
300 on Full Moon Fever, and 200 on Eye of the Beholder (both available
only direct from the label store and Bandcamp). A digital issue is
also obtainable. More info right HERE.


I still love you, Bonnie (photo by Turn Up The Volume)

To get in the right mood, the band shared a psychedelia-colored
video clip for Sanitarium Blues, one of the album’s highlights.

Bonnie Bloomgarden about the song…

“When I was a kid, I ended up in a mental institution after trying to finish my life!
I eventually found out that I am bipolar and extremely empathetic. Life just got too intense/scary to know how to deal with alone! I didn’t know how to get help or that
help would work… This song is about my stay at the institution! The combination of
stuff I do that is currently keeping me alive/balanced is taking antidepressants,
walking a lot, meditating, therapy, plant medicine, space from humans, and my dog.”

Listen/watch here below…

Original album…


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DVG: Facebook

(concert pics by Turn Up The Volume)

Coming Soon – Live Vinyl EP ‘VIVIR EN LA HABANA’ By BLONDIE

19 June 2021

Band: BLONDIE
Active: 1974–1982, 1997–present
11 studio albums (so far)

New EP: VIVIR EN LA HABANA
Info: Live versions of 6 Blondie songs recorded when
the band played in Cuba for the very first time in 2019.
It’s the soundtrack to the Short Docu of the same name,
which premiered some days ago in the UK.

The Tide Is High
Long Time
Wipe Off My Sweat
Heart Of Glass
Rapture
Dreaming

Out: 16 July 2021
Order info: here
Taster: The Tide Is High

BLONDIE: Website

Out 16th July