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  1. Finally officially announced - Brilliant Adventure (1992 – 2001) [18LP Vinyl Boxset] https://shop.davidbowie.com/products/brilliant-adventure-1992-2001-18lp-vinyl-boxset Even though Toy is included in the set, it looks as if it will get its on Deluxe Edition in 2022 Amazon.co.uk jumped the gun on the announcement Featuring some truly cursed art... Its okay, baby Bowie won't hurt you
  2. Interestingly, folks over on the SteveHoffman forum have been saying that there will be a standalone Toy boxset released in Jan 2022.
  3. Some of my favourites from the year so far... CHAI – Wink Flying Lotus – Yasuke Genesis Owusu – Smiling With No Teeth (Most likely going to be my AOTY) Japanese Breakfast – Jubilee Wolf Alice – Blue Weekend Dry Cleaning – New Long Leg Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - Carnage Arlo Parks – Collapsed in Sunbeams
  4. They have played clips of new songs on Instagram and a whole bunch of new songs have been added to the ASCAP register. Safe to say it's all new material thankfully
  5. Sub Pop Loser Edition LP Pre Order First Single - Donut Mind If I Do Second Single - Action Since breaking out in 2018, CHAI have been associated with explosive joy. At their live shows, the Japanese four-piece of identical twins MANA (lead vocals and keys) and KANA (guitar), drummer YUNA, and bassist-lyricist YUUKI have become known for buoyant displays of eclectic and clever songwriting, impressive musicianship, matching outfits, delightful choreography, and sheer relief. At the core of their music, CHAI have upheld a stated mission to deconstruct the standards of beauty and cuteness that can be so oppressive in Japan. Following the release of 2019’s second album PUNK, CHAI’s adventures took them around the world, to music festivals like Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Music Festival, and touring with indie-rock mainstays like Whitney and Mac DeMarco. Like all musicians, CHAI spent 2020 forced to rethink the fabric of their work and lives. But CHAI took this as an opportunity to shake up their process and bring their music somewhere thrillingly new. Having previously used their maximalist recordings to capture the exuberance of their live shows, with the audiences’ reactions in mind, CHAI instead focused on crafting the slightly-subtler and more introspective kinds of songs they enjoy listening to at home—where, for the first time, they recorded all of the music. Amidst the global shutdown, CHAI worked on Garageband and traded their song ideas—which they had more time than ever to consider—over Zoom and phone calls, turning their limitations into a strength. Their third full-length and first for Sub Pop, WINK contains CHAI’s mellowest and most minimal music, and also their most affecting and exciting songwriting by far. While the band leaned into a more personal sound, WINK is also the first CHAI album to feature contributions from outside producers (Mndsgn, YMCK) as well as a feature from the Chicago rapper-singer Ric Wilson. CHAI draw R&B and hip-hop into their mix (Mac Miller, the Internet, and Brockhampton were on their minds) of dance-punk and pop-rock, all while remaining undeniably CHAI. Whether in relation to this newfound sense of openness or their at-home ways of composing, the theme of WINK is to challenge yourself. WINK is a fitting title then: a subtle but bold gesture. A wink is an unselfconscious act of conviction, or as CHAI puts it: “A person who winks is a person with a pure heart, who lives with flexibility, who does what they want. A person who winks is a person who is free.” YUUKI noted that “With this album, we’re winking at you. We’re living freely and we hope that when you listen, you can wink and live freely, too.” The lead single “ACTION” was a response to watching the Black Lives Matter protests unfold across America and the world in June of 2020 while the band was in Japan. “Seeing how the world came together during the protests really moved me,” said YUUKI. “I wanted to dedicate that song to the year of action.” In a sense, the flipside is “PING PONG!”: a laserbeam ode to a social activity that CHAI love but cannot currently partake in. In Japan, CHAI would often play ping pong after visits to the public hot springs, called onsen. “PING PONG!” also features YMCK, who brought a gaming feel to the production, which CHAI wanted to match. “Nobody Knows We Are Fun,” meanwhile, was inspired by an at-home activity: YUUKI was watching 2019’s Booksmart when she had the idea for the song. (The movie’s whip smart protagonists decide to attend a party before high school graduation after realizing, “Nobody knows we’re fun!”) “I thought, ‘We, CHAI, can really relate to that scene,” YUUKI said of the song, which the band describe as “a mix of screaming our annoyances—why don’t you guys notice us!—while trying to be cute and sexy.” CHAI’s past albums have been filled with playful references, in the lyrics, to food, and WINK’s intimate single “Maybe Chocolate Chips” offers an evolution of this motif. YUUKI wanted to write a self-love song about her moles: “Maybe if people would look at their moles as chocolate chips they would see them positively,” she says. “Maybe Chocolate Chips” features the Chicago rapper Ric Wilson, who they initially connected with at the 2019 Pitchfork Music Festival, and who brought additional layers of depth. CHAI’s adventures on tour—and love of food—also seeped into the single “Donuts Mind if I Do,” inspired by a bit of serendipity in a hotel lobby where free donuts were on offer with the sign “Donuts Mind If I Do.” “Free donuts, how cute. You never see this in Japan,” YUUKI thought, looking at the sign. “But what does it mean?” CHAI’s tour manager explained that it was a play on “don’t mind if I do,” which only stoked YUUKI’s curiosity further: What does that mean? “I looked it up and realize, you really don’t hold yourself back with ‘don’t mind if I do,’” YUUKI said. “CHAI has always been about living freely and doing as you please,” and that spirit of abundance informed this sticky-sweet song. Towards the end of WINK, CHAI’s move towards mellowness shines with two of the sparest and most stunning songs the band has ever recorded. YUUKI wrote the penultimate “Wish Upon a Star” as a lullaby of sorts: What kind of song would I want to listen to before I go to sleep at night? she wondered. (KANA had been experiencing sleep difficulties at the time.) She set out to craft a bedtime ballad that promotes comfort, warmth, and relaxation. Meanwhile, the glowing closer, “Salty,” penned by MANA, is a beautiful exploration of nostalgia and memory: a song about “holding onto a memory and putting it into taste” and what taste can do psychologically. “You bite into a rice ball and you taste the salt and immediately you think of that memory,” MANA says, noting that she was inspired by her kitchen, where she wrote and recorded it. With these two songs especially, and WINK as a whole, CHAI came to see the album—with its home-y feel—as a collection where each song is like a new friend, something comforting to rely on and reach out to, as the album was for them throughout 2020. “When you can’t sleep at night, you can go to ‘Wish Upon a Star,’” the band says. “When you need to go down memory lane, you can go to ‘Salty.’” This impulse towards connection is in WINK’s title, too. After the “i” of PINK and the “u” of PUNK—which represented the band’s act of introducing themselves, and then of centering their audiences—they have come full circle with the “we” of WINK. It signals CHAI’s relationship with the outside world, an embrace of profound togetherness. Through music, as CHAI said, “we are all coming together.” In that act of opening themselves up, CHAI grew into their best work: “This album showed us, we’re ready to do more.”
  6. Pre Order Via Blood Records Limited Edition 12" cream coloured vinyl in a single sleeve taken from Courtney Barnett’s livestream performance “From Where I’m Standing: Live from the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne”, exclusively due for release via Blood Records in partnership with Milk! Records. This rare album won’t be available in any other format. Barnett is joined by her band Bones Sloane, Dave Mudie and newest member Lucy Waldron on cello as they performed a special set in one of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings. The set includes brand new originals, new covers and some classics. Please note this item is shipping from the U.K. in late February 2021. Each record will be hand numbered with a maximum of 1000 copies pressed. Pre-orders are open now and will close on Thursday 31st December 2020. Assuming the tracklist will be exactly the same as the livestream... City Looks Pretty Walkin' On Eggshells Write A List Of Things To Look Forward To (New Song) Avant Gardener Let It Go Here's The Thing (New Song) I Never Get Lonesome (Arthur Russell Cover) Depreston Need A Little Time We Could Be Looking For The Same Thing (Silver Jews Cover) If I Don't Hear From You Tonight (New Song) Sunday Roast
  7. The Baltimore group release As Long As You Are, their sixth studio record, via 4AD. As Long As You Are looks to the past as well as the future, confronting old ghosts and embracing a new hope. It is an album about trust, full of honesty, redemption and “letting go”, allowing old wounds to heal and bringing painful chapters to a close. As Long As You Are also signals a new era for Future Islands. Drummer Mike Lowry officially joins as a fully-fledged member and songwriter bolstering the founding trio of William Cashion, Samuel T. Herring and Gerrit Welmers. Together, the four-piece took on official production duties for the first time, co-producing As Long As You Are with engineer Steve Wright at his Wrightway Studios in Baltimore. Their brand of new wave synth-pop full of bright melodies and heavenly choruses is as euphoric and uninhibitedly joyful as anything the band has done in their 14-year career. Orange Vinyl - Limited to 1500 Blue Vinyl - US Indie Exclusive + 4AD Store Blue Vinyl - UK Indie Exclusive Light Blue Vinyl - Vinyl Me Please Exclusive - Limited to 750 Autographed Black Vinyl - Spotify Exclusive - Limited to 500
  8. Disc: 1 Sign O' The Times (2020 Remaster) Play In The Sunshine (2020 Remaster) Housequake (2020 Remaster) The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (2020 Remaster) Disc: 2 It (2020 Remaster) Starfish And Coffee (2020 Remaster) Slow Love (2020 Remaster) Hot Thing (2020 Remaster) Forever In My Life (2020 Remaster) Disc: 3 U Got The Look (2020 Remaster) If I Was Your Girlfriend (2020 Remaster) Strange Relationship (2020 Remaster) I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (2020 Remaster) Disc: 4 The Cross (2020 Remaster) It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (2020 Remaster) Adore (2020 Remaster) Disc: 5 Sign O' The Times (Edit) [2020 Remaster] La, La, La, He, He, Hee (Edit) [2020 Remaster] La, La, La, He, He, Hee (Highly Explosive) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 6 If I Was Your Girlfriend (Edit) [2020 Remaster] Shockadelica (2020 Remaster) Shockadelica (12" Long Version) [2020 Remaster] U Got the Look (Long Look) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 7 Housequake (Edit) [2020 Remaster] Housequake (7 Minutes MoQuake) [2020 Remaster] I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man (Fade) [2020 Remaster] Hot Thing (Edit) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 8 Hot Thing (Extended Remix) [2020 Remaster] Hot Thing (Dub Version) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 9 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (1979 Version) [2020 Remaster] Teacher Teacher (1985 Version) [2020 Remaster] All My Dreams (2020 Remaster) Can I Play With U? (feat. Miles Davis) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 10 Wonderful Day (2020 Remaster) Strange Relationship (2020 Remaster) Visions (2020 Remaster) Disc: 11 The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (With Horns) [2020 Remaster] Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 1) [2020 Remaster] Power Fantastic (Live in Studio) [2020 Remaster] And That Says What? (2020 Remaster) Love And Sex (2020 Remaster) Disc: 12 A Place In Heaven (Prince Vocal) [2020 Remaster] Colors (2020 Remaster) Crystal Ball (7" Mix) [2020 Remaster] Big Tall Wall (Version 1) [2020 Remaster] Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A (2020 Remaster) In A Large Room With No Light (2020 Remaster) Disc: 13 Train (2020 Remaster) It Ain't Over 'Til The Fat Lady Sings (2020 Remaster) Eggplant (Original Prince Vocal) [2020 Remaster] Everybody Want What They Don't Got (2020 Remaster) Blanche (2020 Remaster) Disc: 14 Soul Psychodelicide (1986 Master) [2020 Remaster] The Ball (2020 Remaster) Adonis And Bathsheba (2020 Remaster) Disc: 15 Forever In My Life (Early Vocal Run-Through) [2020 Remaster] Crucial (Alternate Lyrics) [2020 Remaster] The Cocoa Boys (2020 Remaster) Disc: 16 When The Dawn Of The Morning Comes (2020 Remaster) Witness 4 The Prosecution (Version 2) [2020 Remaster] It Be's Like That Sometimes (2020 Remaster) Disc: 17 Emotional Pump (2020 Remaster) Rebirth Of The Flesh (Original Outro) [2020 Remaster] Cosmic Day (2020 Remaster) Walkin' In Glory (2020 Remaster) Disc: 18 Wally (2020 Remaster) I Need A Man (2020 Remaster) Promise To Be True (2020 Remaster) Jealous Girl (Version 2) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 19 There's Something I Like About Being Your Fool (2020 Remaster) Big Tall Wall (Version 2) [2020 Remaster] A Place In Heaven (Lisa Vocal) [2020 Remaster] Wonderful Day (12" Mix) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 20 Strange Relationship (1987 Shep Pettibone Club Mix) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 21 Intro/Sign O' The Times (Live in Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Play In The Sunshine (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Little Red Corvette (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Housequake (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 22 Girls & Boys (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Slow Love (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Take The "A" Train / Pacemaker / I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 23 Hot Thing (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Four (Includes Sheila E. Drum Solo) [Live In Utrecht] [2020 Remaster] If I Was Your Girlfriend (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 24 Let's Go Crazy (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] When Doves Cry (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Purple Rain (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] 1999 (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 25 Forever In My Life (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Kiss (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] The Cross (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 26 It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (Live In Utrecht) [2020 Remaster] Disc: 27 Sign O' The Times (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Play In The Sunshine (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Little Red Corvette (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Erotic City (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Housequake (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Slow Love (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Do Me, Baby (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Adore (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) What's Your Name Jam (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Let's Pretend We're Married (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Delirious (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Jack U Off (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Drum Solo (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Twelve (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Hot Thing (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) If I Was Your Girlfriend (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Let's Go Crazy (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) When Doves Cry (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Purple Rain (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) 1999 (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) U Got The Look (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) Chain Of Fools / It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Night (Live at Paisley Park, Minneapolis, MN, 12/31/1987) I am SO excited for this. I have a lot of the vault songs in average quality already, but to hear them pristine will be an amazing experience
  9. New album available on the 21st of August via Dead Oceans. Multiple variants available at the Secretly Store Transparent Red and Transparent Orange (retail) Secretly Store Exclusive Black Vinyl
  10. 'Notes On A Conditional Form' is The 1975’s fourth studio album and the second part of Music For Cars era. The album is due to be released on May 22, 2020. The 1975 - UK Pre Order Store Exclusive Yellow Vinyl Cassette Signed Bundles Indie Exclusive White Vinyl - UK The 1975 - USA Pre Order Store Exclusive Yellow Vinyl Clear Vinyl Signed Bundles Urban Outfitters Pre Order White Vinyl Single Releases:
  11. BLEEP describes the LP release as .... "Transparent blue heavyweight vinyl Housed in a PVC sleeve with 12 x 12 backing card"
  12. More so two different volumes of music. "Following last year’s release of Here Comes The Cowboy, Mac releases two new demo albums; Here Comes The Cowboy Demos, which is released on April 17th via Mac’s Record Label and Other Here Comes The Cowboy Demos, as a Record Store Day Exclusive. Other Here Comes The Cowboy Demos features unreleased recordings from the same sessions that spurred the final album."
  13. Hoping this new press includes the original demo of Shut Me Down just as the original pressing did
  14. I hope I am wrong because the agreement is a little confusing/vague in some areas. But Purple Rain, Parade, Batman and Graffiti Bridge were not given over to Sony distribution and therefor cannot be included in this reissue campaign, which is a massive massive shame. Bring on The Rainbow Children though, cannot wait for that one.
  15. I can't see any quantity for the two new reissues, hopefully they pop up somewhere else as shipping to AUS is a bit of a nightmare