Coming In 2022 – New ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Album

19 December 2021

Who: Trippy electro-pop act from Baltimore, Maryland
Active: Since 2003 / 11 studio LPs (including new one)

New album: TIME SKIFFS
Out: 4th February 2022 – more info here

(Artwork LP)

Time Skiffs’ nine songs are love letters, distress signals, en plein air observations, and relaxation hymns, the collected transmissions of four people who have grown into relationships and parenthood and adult worry. But they are rendered with Animal Collective’s singular sense of exploratory wonder. Harmonies so rich you want to skydive through their shared air, textures so fascinating you want to decode their sorcery, rhythms so intricate you want to untangle their sources. Here is Animal Collective’s past two decades, still in search of what’s next.





Coming Soon… THE WHITE STRIPES Live At The Detroit Arts Centre – 2001

5 October 2021

Who: Meg and Jack
Active: 1997–2011 / 6 studio albums

Release: You need to sign up on the Third Man Records website
before 31st October if you want to buy the LP(s). More info here.

Third Man Records announces new White Stripes stuff: “We’re excited to present Vault Package #50: The White Stripes – Live At The Detroit Institute of Arts. The package, centered around the band’s monumental November 2, 2001 performance in the museum’s iconic Diego Rivera Court, features a 2xLP set on red and white vinyl taken directly from soundboard audio, a pro-shot DVD of the complete performance, unseen images by Detroit photographer Steve Shaw, and a custom gatefold jacket. Aside from being a defining document of the band’s global ascendancy 20 years ago, the performance is noteworthy for breaking the museum’s all-time single-day attendance record.”

The sweaty album trailer


BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – The Legendary 1979 NO NUKES Concerts On Vinyl And Film

28 September 2021

From 19 to 23 September 1979 No Nukes: The Muse Concerts for
a Non-Nuclear Future
were organized in Madison Square Garden in
New York City. Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall
were the key artists behind the massive event. One of the biggest acts
was Bruce Springsteen And The E-Street Band. A new DVD/Blu-Ray
and two vinyl LPs of The Boss performances will arrive in November.

“The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts” represent the highest quality and
best recorded Bruce performances from an explosive, ascendant and rarely
filmed era of the E Street Band. The film will be released in HD on physical
formats on November 19, including on two CDs with DVD, two CDs with Blu-
Ray, and two LP formats. Available globally in HD for digital download on
November 16 and digital rental on November 23.

Pre-order info here.

The promo trailer



12 September 2021

RICHARD ASHCROFT, who celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday (11th September), announced a new album titled ACOUSTIC HYMNS VOL 1 featuring twelve acoustic versions of classic songs from his career – with The Verve and solo.

First taster: ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ (of course)…


1. Bittersweet Symphony
2. A Song For The Lovers
3. Sonnet
4. C’mon People (We’re Making It Now)
5. Weeping Willow
6. Lucky Man
7. This Thing Called Life
8. Space & Time
9. Velvet Morning
10. Break The Night With Colour
11. One Day
12. The Drugs Don’t Work

12 September 2021

RICHARD ASHCROFT, who celebrated his 50th birthday yesterday (11th September), announced a new album titled ACOUSTIC HYMNS VOL 1 featuring twelve acoustic versions of classic songs from his career – with The Verve and solo.

First taster: ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ (of course)…


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

4 September 2021

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

THE POP GROUP: WebsiteSpotify

(group photo via Mute)

RORY GALLAGHER – 50th Anniversary Edition Of His Eponymous Debut LP Lands In September

22 August 2021


Who: Late legendary guitar-rock hero from Ireland.
He was born in 1948 and passed away in 1995 due to
complications after a liver transplant. He was only 47.

Works: He released 11 studio albums and
sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

Anniversary album: Gallagher’s self-titled debut LP,
released 23 May 1971 – 50 years ago

Content: 4CD+1DVD deluxe box set, 2CD, limited 3LP
edition, 1LP neon orange vinyl, super deluxe digital
All details and order info: here

Full original LP…


GARBAGE Release 20th Anniversary Issue Of Their Third Album ‘BEAUTIFUL GARBAGE’ On October 1

18 August 2021

Active: 1993–2005, 2007, 2010–present
Albums: 7 studio LPs so far, including the
excellent new one No Gods No Masters

20 years ago – 1 October 2001 – ardent rockers Garbage, led by the charismatic
lady Shirley Manson, released their third triumphant LP BEAUTIFUL GARBAGE.

AllMusic wrote back then: “It’s unlikely to storm the charts like their first two records, especially since there aren’t standout singles like on the earlier albums, but overall the
record works better, perhaps their best album.”

Sorry, AllMusic, it was actually a huge commercial success. The LP topped the
UK’s independent charts, the US Dance/Electronic charts, and the Australian
charts. Rolling Stone Mag named it one of its top 10 albums of the year.

The splendid video for 2nd single ‘Cherry Lips’

On 1 October a 20th Anniversary Reissue is coming our way,
featuring B-sides, demos, and remixes. Order info here.

Shirley Manson: “We wanted to celebrate the release of our third album in the same manner as we have celebrated the 20th anniversaries of our previous two records, as we cherish this third child of ours just as much as its predecessors. Over time it has garnered more and more respect from our fans, with many of the songs remaining in rotation in our live sets to this day. We’ve always felt incredibly proud of this record and felt it was in many ways very much ahead of its time. Twenty years down the line, we are all exceedingly grateful to have such well-crafted songs in our discography and are very proud that against all the odds we are still standing and can give our beloved album the tribute it so very much deserves.”

First taster is a previously unreleased alternate
rough mix of the album’s lead single Androgyny

Full original album…

GARBAGE: Facebook

Order info here.