This Months Best Sellers
10. Dead Famous People – Harry
Dons Savage is an unparalleled talent, a savant of the perfect melody and lyrics which both touch and bite, a throwback to the Carole King’s and Gerry Goffin’s of Brill Building pop, an instinctive penseuse besting the originators of the Riot Grrrl movement by responding to their conversations of rage and sexuality and finding a place in the world some years before the initial sparks of that particular revolution had even begun. Dead Famous People’s first real album, Harry, is now being unleashed to the world.BUY ALBUM
9. Virginia Wing – private LIFE
One of the year’s most daring and true pop records, private LIFE comes as the result of Virginia Wing living through, and with, huge personal emotional and mental traumas. It is a document of how the very process of music creation in a group can be of huge therapeutic benefit to people. The three members of Virginia Wing have explored the depths of their creative and artistic inspirations within performance, production and composition, and have made a candid and brash pop record that speaks clearly about hope, desperation, impulse, addiction, urge and shame.BUY ALBUM
8. Brigid Mae Power – Head Above The Water
Brigid Mae Power paints expansive songs that are effortless, hypnotic and folk-oriented like Judee Sill, Bill Callahan and Sharon Van Etten. The third album from the celebrated singer/songwriter, ‘Head Above The Water’ is a coming of age opus featuring a ground-breaking amalgamation of traditional folk and country – an engaging blend of strings, bouzouki, piano and Power’s distinctive vocal make this an achingly beautiful body of work.
7. Jane Weaver – Flock
‘Flock’ is the record that Jane Weaver always wanted to make, the most genuine version of herself, complete with unpretentious Day-Glo pop sensibilities, wit, kindness, humour and glamour. A consciously positive vision for negative times, a brooding and ethereal creation.BUY ALBUM
6. The Lemonheads – Lovey
Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition of The Lemonheads ‘Lovey’. A 2xLP/CD Deluxe Book with expanded liner notes and unseen photos – this is the definitive document of Dando’s first steps towards the mainstream. The lovingly repackaged remastered release is accompanied by a second disc, ‘Triple J Live at the Wireless’, taken from their legendary 1991 trip to Australia. ‘Lovey’ was the major label debut for Evan Dando’s Lemonheads from 1990, caught up in Grunge mania and following three ramshackle punk albums that only hinted at what was to come.
5. Throwing Muses – Sun Racket
Returning with their signature sound, the legendary Boston trio Throwing Muses, consisting of Kristin Hersh, David Narcizo and Bernard Georges, release their tenth studio album ‘Sun Racket’. The follow up to 2013’s ‘Purgatory/Paradise’ (also available from Fire) is an outpouring of modal guitars, reverbed shapes, echoey drums and driving bass set behind Kristen Hersh’s well-thumbed notebook of storylines and haunting vocals that get into your psyche.
DELUXE edition, Violet Vinyl, Die-Cut LP Sleeve, Black Vinyl and CD.BUY ALBUM
4. Vapour Trails – Celestial Scuzz
Bardo Pond guitarists, brothers John and Michael Gibbons revive their long-term sonic sparring side project Vapour Theories for a genre-shattering new release ‘Celestial Scuzz’.
Released on limited edition gold vinyl.BUY ALBUM
3. Faten Kanaan – A Mythology of Circles
‘A Mythology of Circles’ is the new album from Brooklyn-based composer and musical artist Faten Kanaan, her first to be released on Fire Records. Cyclical patterns and ‘variation through repetition’ are central to Faten’s music. Harmony and counterpoint are composed intuitively and treated as narrative tools- with sound, silence, and the resulting mystical relationship between notes used as gestures to tell a wordless story. The album is separated into a ‘dusk to evening’ side, and an ‘underworld/dream-state’ side; highlighting the myths of Ishtar, Inanna, Orpheus, Persephone, and others.
3. Bardo Pond – On The Ellipse
A critically revered space rock masterpiece, 2003’s ‘On The Ellipse’ is reissued on double purple vinyl for Record Store Day 2020. Originally released on ATP Recordings, these songs take you on a deeply hypnotic cosmic mind-expanding trip from the beguiling heavy riffs of ‘Night Of The Frogs’ to the psych-folk of ‘Walking Clouds’.BUY ALBUM
1. Trees – Trees
Beautifully packaged four-disc anniversary edition includes 12” book with liner notes from founder member David Costa and comedian Stewart Lee Features two new discs of alternate mixes, early demos, BBC session tracks and 2018 live recordings in London. Includes lost demos of ‘Polly On The Shore’ and ‘Streets Of Derry’. Special expansive collector’s edition celebrates the bands 50th anniversary. Earth’s new Trees collection brings together ‘The Garden of Jane Delawney’ (1970) and ‘On The Shore’ (1971) adding shiny alternate mixes of key tracks along with a selection of radio sessions and demos, all sounding brighter and cleaner than ever before.BUY ALBUM