New into the shop recently:
HYPE WILLIAMS - FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE STOP BEING POLITE AND START GETTING REEL (De Stijl) LP £18
Not the director, but a band from London and Berlin who make weird psychedelic dirty lo-fi spooky scary strange electronica. Catch them at The Black Box in Belfast on Saturday 26 March. For fans of CABARET VOLTAIRE / THROBBING GRISTLE / CARIBOU / ARIEL PINK / APHEX TWIN
UMBERTO - FROM THE GRAVE (Permanent Records) LP £19
The best soundtrack that GOBLIN didn't do to a film that ARGENTO didn't make. "A dark analog horror soundtrack dance party...a true homage to 70s cult Italian Giallo films" says the sticker on the record sleeve, and that sums it up perfectly. This is pretty much essential, you'll be digging out all your 70s horror soundtracks after listening to this. For fans of ENNIO MORRICONE / GOBLIN / ZOMBI / JOHN CARPENTER / DARIO ARGENTO
PSYCLONES - DIFFERENT THINKING PEOPLE (Permanent Records) LP £18
Post punk experiments in industrial music - heavy and harsh noise that you can dance to, if you so wish. All the material on the album is previously unreleased. This is unorthodox electronica for the open minded souls out there. "Obscure early 80s art punk...full colour printed inner sleeve featuring vintage show flyers, lyrics and discography album art - limited one time pressing of 500" says the label. For fans of CABARET VOLTAIRE / WHITEHOUSE / ULTRAVIOLENCE / DEVO / WIRE / THROBBING GRISTLE / CHROME
DUCKTAILS - III: ARCADE DYNAMICS (Woodsist) LP plus download £18
Experimental fuzziness from MATT MONDAINE of REAL ESTATE and PREDATOR VISION. Echo, reverb and washes of keyboard, with a little more structure than his previous releases, but it still has that weird bedroom lo-fi pop edge. For fans of ARIEL PINK / REAL ESTATE / THE SEA AND CAKE / PANDA BEAR / POCAHAUNTED / TORO Y MOI
ZOLA JESUS - TSAR BOMBA (Troubleman Unlimited) LP £18
The second (third?!) coming of Goth! Love and loss is something we all know about, and here it is sung about, backed by dark gloomy pop. The track "Sea Talk" is probably destined to become a future classic/ For fans of SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES / THE MISSION / DEAD CAN DANCE / COCTEAU TWINS / BAUHAUS / THE CURE
TAMARYN - LED ASTRAY AND WASHED ASHORE (Troubleman Unlimited) LP £18
A duo from San Francisco doing some lovely shimmery shoegazing, This is quite a cold album, with icy vocals, reverbed guitars, a dose of FX pedals, you know the sort of thing. This is a great example of one of the current crop of bands reinventing shoegazing! For fans of THE HORRORS / COCTEAU TWINS / 4AD / MAZZY STAR / MY BLOODY VALENTINE / SLOWDIVE
WOVEN BONES - IN AND OUT AND BACK AGAIN (HoZac) LP £16
Noisy, blissed out pop and rock 'n' roll from this trio who are influenced by THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, THE STOOGES, SPACEMEN3 and the like. This is a great debut. For fans of THE FRESH & ONLYS / THEE OH SEES / THE BITTERS / BEACH FOSSILS / TY SEGALL / JACUZZI BOYS
We've also had a restock of the HOWLIN RAIN - THE GOOD LIFE EP on Birdman Records. Check earlier blogs for a description - wonderful stuff from ETHAN MILLER (COMETS ON FIRE) and his cohorts. The lead track is a psych rock cover of HENDRIX's "Burning Of The Midnight Lamp". Pretty much essential.
EARACHE - entire catalogue
We recently took delivery of the entire EARACHE catalogue, or at least everything the label had in stock. EARACHE is still one of the best underground labels around, and has been since the 80s. We've got CDs, LPs, a tape and some DVDs. It is certainly worth a look, come in and pick up some NAPALM DEATH, CATHEDRAL, SCORN, CAULDRON, MORBID ANGEL, ANNIHILATOR, OCEANO, TERRORIZOR, MORTIIS, WHITE WIZZARD and loads more.
Other bits and pieces we have in are by THE SMITHS, THEM CROOKED VULTURES, CAN, VARUKERS and loads more.
Hopefully we'll see you in the shop soon! Thanks for reading.