- Filed in Cargo Collective Download at 16.33pm on 03 April 14
Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank Earth Recordings LP + CD / CD
Produced by Paul Simon, this lost debut is a work of art, reissued here to move it from cult status to the folk classic that it truly deserves.
The Moles - Flashbacks and Dream Sequences : The Story of The Moles Fire Records 2LP + 2CD
Presenting the first comprehensive collection of the entire recorded output of Australian underground legends The Moles, led by future orchestral pop genius Richard Davies.
Limb- Limb New Heavy Sounds LP / CD
Riffs heavier than a super massive black hole. Limb bring you awesomely heavy doom sludge rock with moments of sleazy psychedelics, blasts of cosmic rock and brushes with hardcore.
Stumbleine Feat. Violet Skies - Dissolver Monotreme LP / CD
Electronic producer Stumbleine and soulful vocalist Violet Skies deliver a gorgeous debut album that blends classic pop with modern R’NB, electronica and 80’s shoegaze indie. RIYL: Cocteau Twins, Burial, Rihanna
Trophy Scars - Holy Vacants Monotreme LP / CD
Trophy Scars’ magnum opus about lovers who discover the fountain of youth in the blood of angels and embark on killing spree to stay young. RIYL: Psychedelic Blues/Rock, David Lynch, Hendrix, Pink Floyd
Inventions – Inventions Temporary Residence Ltd LP / CD
Matthew Cooper (Eluvium) and Mark T. Smith (Explosions In The Sky) join forces to form the truly transcendent Inventions. It shatters expectation by disregarding them entirely.
Nat Baldwin - In The Hollows Western Vinyl LP / CD
Dirty Projectors’ bass player Nat Baldwin created some soulful, immersive, and athletic songs with Rob Moose (Bon Iver, The National) and Otto Hauser (Vetiver) while training for a marathon.
The Body - I Shall Die Here RVNG LP / CD
Sharing their heathen vision with The Haxan Cloak, The Body’s known sound is mutilated by process and re-animated in a spectral state. I Shall Die Here sonically serrates the remains of metal's already unidentifiable corpse and splays it amid tormented voices in shadow.
Chain And The Gang - Minimum Rock N Roll Fortuna POP! LP / CD
Led by Ian Svenonius of Nation Of Ulysses and The Make-Up, CATG deal in a new genre called CRIME ROCK that updates rock n roll, blues, and gospel music for the discerning few.
Causa Sui – Live At Freak Valley El Paraiso 2LP / 2CD
The first official live album from Causa Sui, recorded in the early summer of 2013 at midnight, headlining the outdoor festival Freak Valley in Netphen, Germany. This full 90 minute Causa Sui set comes hot of the heels of last years acclaimed studio effort Euporie Tide.
Silo– Work Novennial Paralysis LP / CD
After releasing two albums – Instar (1998) and Alloy (2001) (both on Swim) – and appearing live with the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sigur Rós, Trans Am and Pole, Work is the first release for 12 years, Silo’s immersive sound envelope recalls groups like My Bloody Valentine and Band Of Susans, while packing the punch of acts like Helmet or Dälek.
- Filed in Cargo Collective Download at 14.28pm on 14 March 14
Trick Mammoth – Floristry Fishrider / Occultation LP/CD
"Flower cult pop band from Dunedin, New Zealand, summoning the Flying Nun spirit. Fragile, lucid, bashfully honest songs performed with open arms and soft indifference."
Barzin - To Live Alone In That Long Summer Monotreme LP / CD
Canadian songwriter’s 4thand best album explores such themes as loneliness, intimacy, and connection between strangers, with lush, mournful strings, bright guitar and soft melancholy vocals. RIYL: Low, RHP, Mojave 3
Perfect Pussy - Say Yes To Love Captured Tracks LP / CD
"Perfect Pussy are a thrilling new punk band who've blown onto the scene and taken it by storm. Their debut LP, Say Yes to Love is a fast and furious breath of fresh air"
The Men - Tomorrow's Hits Sacred Bones LP / CD
The fifth full-length in as many years by Brooklyn's THE MEN sees them exploring higher fidelities and more classic rock-leaning arrangements than ever before.
Vertical Scratchers - Daughter of Everything Merge LP / CD
Vertical Scratchers is John Schmersal (ex-Brainiac/Enon, live Caribou, and Crooks on Tape) and Christian Beaulieu (ex-Triclops!/Anywhere). Think the Kinks with a Buzzcocks brevity.
Stone Jack Jones - Ancestor Western Vinyl LP / CD
Ancestor features collaborations with Patty Griffin, members of Lambchop, and Courtney Tidwell, as it distills a lifetime of experience into what Pitchfork calls “…apocalyptic mountain music.”
Carla Bozulich - Boy Constellation LP / CD
One of artpunk's strongest, most original and poetic voices returns. A brilliant new 10-song album that Carla calls her pop record (add sparkling grains of salt!)
Ava Luna - Electric Balloon Western Vinyl LP / CD
According to SPIN, “…Ava Luna has infectious, minimalist, ESG-style beats for days.” Pitchfork describes it as “...itchy art-funk...” with “…future-perfect R&B...” and “…slip-sliding harmonics..."
Scraps - Electric Ocean Fire Records LP / CD
Scraps glides through the ghosts of our electro-pop heroes with a collection of infectious outer-space pop songs engulfed in the bleepy cosmic mushroom cloud of 80s arcade.
Withered Hand - New Gods Fortuna Pop! LP / CD
Eleven meditations on love, fidelity and transience - a beautifully executed collection of songs from one of Scotland’s most gifted songwriters.
Stanley Brinks And The Wave Pictures – Gin Fika LP/CD
Stanley Brinks (Herman Dune) is joined by The Wave Pictures for their first album together in 4 years: a jam, a calypso, some indie rock, a groovy mantra, a little voodoo rhythm and some good old regular country.
Screaming Trees - Last Words: The Final Recordings Sunyata Records CD
In the waning months of 1999, legendary Seattle band Screaming Trees went back into the studio one last time. Produced by drummer Barrett Martin, the sessions were raw, energetic and inspiring.
- Filed in Cargo Collective Download at 16.19pm on 29 November 13
Fat White Family - Champagne Holocaust Trash Mouth LP / CD
Champagne Holocaust slides from darkly comic to dangerously manic without skipping a morphine blurred beat. Winner of The Quietus' Jovian Bowshock alternative Mercury Prize award!!
Howe Gelb -Little Sand Box Fire Records CD Box
Fire Records are proud to present Little Sand Box, a box-set featuring all six commercially released solo albums by Giant Sand frontman HOWE GELB.
Orchestra of Spheres - Vibration Animal Sex Brain Music Fire Records LP / CD
A surreal road-trip through a hyper primal, fuzzed-out, synth laden, garden of Eden – a futuristic bunga-bunga party band for 22nd century boom-boom cults.
Various - ‘Crystallized’ Celebrating 15 Years Of Rocket Recordings Rocket Records LP
A Celebratory compilation of exclusive new music from Goat, Teeth Of The Sea, Gnod, Shit & Shine, Hills, Anthroprophh, Vision Fortune and many more.
Goat – Live Ballroom Ritual Rocket Records LP /CD
Capturing Goat's mesmerising live set at Camden's Electric Ballroom in june 2013. The band take World Music and make it even more fuzzed up and grooved out!
The Fauns – Light Invada CD/ 2LP
Bristolian five piece The Fauns release their sophomore album Lights. Produced by the band's own Michael Savage and engineered by well-respected Bristol figures jim Barr anf Tim allen.
The Warlocks - Skull Worship Zap Banana CD / 180g LP
The Warlocks release their first new album in 5 years, Skull Worship on their own label imprint. Zap Banana on CD and a 180gm heavy vinyl.
The KVB - Minus One 'a' Records CD / LP
'For such a minimal set-up they achieve a vracing, compelling sound; the pedigree rhythm section is bred for the most cocksure stance and the cloud-of-razor distortions are gratifyingly intense.' Boomkat (Album of the week)on 'Immaterial Visions'
- Filed in Cargo Collective Download at 11.56am on 23 July 13
Public Service Broadcasting - Inform Educate Entertain
Test Card Recordings LP / CD
“Artful And Evocative” 4* Guardian Album Of The Week, Gripping" (4* MOJO), “Genuinely Original, Innovating & Amazing” (The Independent), “Brilliant” Q Magazine, “Terrific” GQ, “Absolutely Essential
Listening” 5/5 Artrocker
Six By Seven – Love And Peace And Sympathy
Borrowed Tune Motion Pictures LP / CD
Six By Seven return with their best and most accessible album. Recorded live at the legendary Moles studio by Dan Austin after 4 months of rehearsing in a Nottingham hideout with new recruit, Steve Hewitt (Placebo). On tour in July.
Scott & Charlene’s Wedding - Any Port In A Storm
Fire Records LP / CD
This sonically charged take on the Lemonheads’ ramshackle melodicism and Pavement’s lo-fi drawl is fated to become your essential backdrop to the summer.
Robert Pollard - Honey Locust Honky Tonk
Fire Records LP / CD
A compact wonder and so varied, tuneful, graceful, magnificent and ebullient that you'll be forgiven for thinking that Robert Pollard has saved his best for his own album.
Teho Teardo & Blixa Bargeld - Still Smiling
Specula Records 2LP / CD
The sky above Roma & Berlin is a musical constellation where Neubauten, Teho Teardo, The Bad Seeds & Morricone watch us from above. They take what they need from the stars to make a unique nocturnal album of songs.
- Filed in Cargo Collective Download at 15.42pm on 09 April 13
Midas Fall – Wilderness
Combining elements of electronica, post-rock and alternative rock with subtle progressive undertones, Midas Fall create taut, shimmering soundscapes led by the hauntingly melancholic vocals of Elizabeth Heaton.
V/A - A Soul Chronology Volume 1 (1927-1951)
History of Soul Records 2CD
Part of the History of Soul series, this collection of breath taking blues and spiritual music brings you some of the most impassioned, compelling vocal performances ever to be recorded.
The Burning Of Rome – With us
Surfdog Records CD
A post-apocalyptic mash-up of meticulous orchestration, electronic manipulation and eccentric experimentation. If Danzig constructed a carnival ride, it'd look something like this. Fetures Butthole Surfer's mixes.
Wire – Change Becomes Us
Pink Flag CD
Existing in a timewarp between 1980 & 2020, Change Becomes Us fuses elements of undeveloped historic material with the current band's forward-looking soundworld.
Haiku Salut - Tricolore
How Does It Feel To Be Loved LP / CD
Debut album by Derbyshire trio who use accordions, trumpets, glockenspiels, pianos, loopery and laptopery to create gorgeous instrumental music in the vein of múm and Yann Tiersen.
Niagara – Otto
Niagara’s debut album combines experimental pop/rock, electronica and psychedelia to create their own special brand of ‘avant-psych-tronica’. RIYL: The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala, Animal Collective
Bish – Miss The Last Wave
Miss The Last Wave - ten perfect slices of beautifully-crafted pop from Pogues' bass player, Darryl Hunt with his third album as Bish
Tera Melos - X'ed Out
Sargent House LP / CD
"Truly great art is that which can't be easily understood and dissected, but immediately resonates nonetheless. Tera Melos' new full length, X'ed Out is just that kind of adventure."
The Saints - King Of The Sun
Highway 125 LP / CD
The 16th Saints album, "KotS" features 11 new Chris Bailey compositions, capturing the difficulties and despair of our times. Includes a bonus disc of classic Saints material.
Tullycraft - Lost In Light Rotation
Fortuna POP! LP / CD
The US indiepop legends return with 11 delightfully upbeat, smart, indiepop anthems that sparkle with brainy fairy dust and glitter with proper pop hooks.
Lower Plenty - Hard Rubbish
Fire Records LP / CD
Melbourne’s Lower Plenty make beautifully melancholic suburban-country music. Although they have no online presence, their album has spread through word of mouth and turntable to turntable.
Jello Biafra And The Guantanamo School Of Medicine - White People and the Damage Done
Alternative Tentacles LP / CD
Jello Biafra & crew return with White People And The Damage Done. Not just an Age of Austerity album. THE Age of Austerity album!
In issue 137, we continue to celebrate the new with video interviews, loads of New Blood and stuff like that.
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