THIS WEEKS ESSENTIAL NEW RELEASES Friday 30th June 2017

Posted: July 3, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Kane Strang – Two Hearts and No Brain

A winning blend of careful precision and mercurial abandon, Kane Strang’s new album Two Hearts and No Brain is constantly surprising. With a penchant for melodic earworms to rival those of the world’s best pop songwriters, the New Zealand artist’s glittering hooks twist and turn in perfect synch with meticulous band arrangements. Hints of 60s pop (NB: Zombies, Stooges) and early 00’s alt-rock (Interpol, Elliott Smith) shine through; but there’s a contemporary crunch, sheen and bald lyrical tone to Strang’s sound that places him firmly in the here and now. Strang’s proclivity for writing smart, anthemic guitar pop shines brightest now that he has moved away from the bedroom and into the studio. Showcasing his new collaborative approach to recording and writing with his band, the four-piece twists Strang’s melodies upside down and pushes his hooks inside out. Two Hearts and No Brain proves emotive and playfully laced with a tongue-in-cheek nostalgia – timelessly old and new in the same breath.

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Terry  –  Remember Terry

Terry is a band from Melbourne, Australia. Divide him in half and you split the genders, into quarters and you get Amy Hill (also of Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band, Primo), Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell St Bombings) and Al Montfort (UV Race, Dick Diver, Total Control). Guitars, bass, drums, all four sing. Terry are busy people and Terry is a particularly active project too, having released two EPs and a full length album (Terry HQ) last year on Upset The Rhythm. After returning from summer 2016’s European tour, Terry set about writing a new album of songs. These are now grouped together as Remember Terry, an album full of wish fulfilment, critiqued characters, memorial muscle and historical hustle. The truth is in there, just skating below the surface of their glammy, country-stepping punk/pop odysseys, we only have to listen carefully. Remember Terry is a fitting follow-up to last year’s celebrated debut album. Ideas are pursued and new ground explored. Throughout this expansion of sound and subject-matter though, Terry remain committed to telling it straight, reporting from the frontline of the political made personal. Remember Terry was recorded by Terry at Grace Lane and Terry HQ through the first few months of 2017. Digitised by Nick Kuceli. Mixed and Mastered by Mikey Young.

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The Myrrors – Hasta La Victoria

Hasta La Victoria comes just one year after Entranced Earth, and serves as its perfect companion piece. And yet, not a moment of the albums thirty-seven minutes ever feels even remotely rushed, or anything short of natural. Indeed, in the best possible way, Hasta La Victoria sounds like The Myrrors couldnt be doing anything else. Perhaps its not the victory in the albums title that focuses the bands attention perhaps its the until. Throughout Hasta La Victoria, the band sounds utterly propelled by an invisible force, by the indelible impression that their actions as a band, as artists, as people have an impact, and that impact should continue until victory. Be here now or be here later, there’s little doubt that The Myrrors will be continuing to walk the path when you get here.

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Triptides -Afterglow

As the tides of the ocean draw their power from the moon above, the music of Triptides is fueled by the mind-bending inspiration and wide-ranging creative talents of Glenn Brigman (vocals and guitar), Josh Menashe (guitar and vocals), Dylan Sizemore (bass guitar) and Shaugnessy Starr (drums). The trip began in the bohemian basements of Bloomington, Indiana in 2010, where Glenn and Josh shared ideas and influences before evolving to craft a complex yet cohesive range of lush, “psychedelic beach-pop” sounds. Two EPs and four LPs later, Triptides are now an essential element of the Los Angeles psych scene, where they are preparing to launch their newest album, Afterglow. Inspired by the spirit of ’60s and ’70s West Coast pop and psychedelia, as well as legendary albums ranging from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn to The Notorious Byrd Brothers,

Beach House -B-Sides and Rarities

Beach House release the B-Sides and Rarities album, a 14-track compilation of songs from throughout their career so far. The album features two previously unreleased tracks Chariot and Baseball Diamond, which were recorded during the Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars sessions, both albums of which were released two months apart in 2015.

LP – Black Vinyl packaged in colour inner and spot varnished deluxe cardstock outer sleeve with digital download code.

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The Cure – Acoustic Hits

First time on vinyl for The Cure’s acoustic rendition of their Greatest Hits. This was a limited edition CD which accompanied the 2001 Greatest Hits compilation and has never appeared on vinyl. The Record Store Day 2017 Release was a Double Picture Disc and now gets re-released on Double 180 Gram Black Vinyl.

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The Rolling Stones – The Complete British Radio Broadcasts 1963 – 1965

Legendary performances on various BBC radio shows from the 1960’s. Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality. ‘In view of the past increase of interest in rhythm and blues groups in Britain, an exceptionally good future is predicted for us by many people,’ Brian Jones wrote to the BBC in January 1963, requesting an audition. They turned him down, but soon changed their mind. Between that autumn and the summer of 1965, the Stones recorded numerous classic radio sessions for the Beeb, which are presented here together with background notes and images. Containing some of the most vital British R&B ever recorded, the set is an essential purchase for serious Stones fans.

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The Beach Boys -1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow

1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow  is a unique 2CD collection from The Beach Boys – arguably one of the greatest bands of all-time. Featuring producers Mark Linett and Alan Boyd’s new, first–ever stereo mix of the 1967 Wild Honey album. As well as opening up the legendary band’s vault to debut 54 sought-after rarities from that year, 50 years after they were first put to tape. This collection dives into a fascinating and frenetic chapter in The Beach Boys’ long, groundbreaking creative arc, exploring the band’s dynamic year in the studio and on tour. Previously unreleased highlights include The Beach Boys’ shelved ‘live’ album, Lei’d in Hawaii, studio recordings from the Wild Honey and Smiley Smile album sessions, and live concert recordings from shows in Hawaii, Washington DC and Boston.

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