The Wave Pictures – Bamboo Diner In The Rain
The Wave Pictures ramp up their one band struggle against "robot music" with this bluesy, boozy love letter to the guitar, filled with American Primitive instrumentals, John Lee Hooker chugs and Link Wray style minor-key surf music.
The Wave Pictures – The Running Man
A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service
The loungey, laid back early-90s hip-hop stylists are set to return with their first album in 18 years. The work was conceived before the death of member Phife Dawg in March this year, and the album is set include, alongside old friends Busta Rhymes and Consequence, the presence of luminaries André 3000, Jack White, Elton John, Talib Kweli, Anderson Paak and Kendrick Lamar, all recorded in Q-Tip's home studio in New Jersey.
A Tribe Called Quest - Dis Generation (ft. Busta Rhymes)
Kathryn Williams – The Resonator
After last year's Sylvia Plath The Bell Jar inspired Hypoxia, Kathryn has teamed up with jazz musician and vibraphone player Anthony Kerr. Together they reimagine a bunch of jazz standards to good effect.
Kathryn Williams – Autumn Leaves
Martha Wainwright - Goodnight City
The sixth solo album from this member of the Wainwright clan. Guest contributors include novelist Merrill Garbus, Glen Hansard, Michael Ondaatje, Beth Orton, and members of the McGarrigle and Wainwright families. "Around the Bend” is the first single. Here is a live session version:
Martha Wainwright - Around the Bend
Blanck Mass – D7-D5
Just to mix things up a little, here's new 12" with just short of eight minutes of supersonic industrial techno to rattle your fillings and annoy your neighbours.
Blanck Mass - D7-D5
Bob Dylan - The 1966 Live Recordings
Columbia's annual attempt to extend copyright on Bob's back catalogue continues with this wallet-busting CD Box of 1966 live recordings. The overwhelming majority of tracks and performances are previously unreleased in any format, but a word of caution: the setlists are nigh-on the same for each performance.This performance of Tell Me, Momma is certainly delivered with some vim.
Bob Dylan - Tell Me, Momma (Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1966)
A perennial soundtrack favourite celebrates a 20th anniversary and finally makes it back on to wax this week with initial quantities in corporate identity orange vinyl. A great selection of mid-90s stuff alongside Eno, Iggy and Lou to whet the appetite for the forthcoming Trainspotting T2 sequel.
Underworld - Born Slippy Nuxx
This week's selection is by Michael Moloney, aka llamalpaca from the vinyl-only record and design store, Chameleon, with additions by The Landlord.
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