Available exclusively to RSD2020, Demon Records is proud to present 'Idiot Savants' on vinyl for the very first time.First released in 2007, the album is an overlooked gem in the Durutti Column's back catalogue.Featuring guest vocals by Poppy Roberts and the captivating guitar sounds of Vini Reilly.Pressed on 180g heavyweight white vinyl.
Raw, soulful blues-rock from this duo from Akron, Ohio. This is the awesome second album (their first in the UK) from Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney. With a stripped back guitar, drums and vocal line up this is top notch blues, set apart by Auerbach's distinctive fuzz guitar. Recommended.
Jerskin Fendrix, the electronic singer-songwriter flipping the script on avant-garde pop music, releases his debut album, Winterreise, on 12” vinyl, accompanied by a full-size booklet of lyrics & exclusive artworks selected by Jerskin Fendrix, with a centrefold tear-out poster. The Shropshire-born artist spent two years nurturing his sound at and around the iconic Brixton venue The Windmill with the likes of Jockstrap, Black Country New Road, and black midi; collaborating with the latter on a 2018 Christmas single receiving praise and radio coverage from Iggy Pop on BBC Radio 1.
Jerskin’s album follows the release of three critically acclaimed singles, each paired with cutting-edge visuals, as has become the artist’s trademark since his very first online releases in 2018. Winterreise is the fruit of Jerskin Fendrix’s first 3 years as an artist. This debut album spans an improbable range of music, skimming UK Grime, Bruce Springsteen, Sibelius, Joanna Newsom, PC Music and ‘50s Doo-Wop without alighting. Jerskin’s Winterreise, named after Schubert’s Winterreise, conveys the same message: if you spend too long writing a breakup album, something weird will happen.
Television Personalities - Some Kind of Happiness RSD 2020
Double Black Vinyl.A two-disc retrospective of every single track released by The Television Personalities between the tail end of 1994 and 1999. Featuring legendary songwriter Dan Treacy, a gifted storyteller who places the world in his own hazy shade of focus, heading deep into introspection.
Alaskan singer-songwriter Quinn Christopherson announces his signing to Play It Again Sam with this limited edition pressing of his two singles so far released, Raedeen and Erase Me, released exclusively for RECORD STORE DAY. Born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, Quinn is Athabaskan through his mother and Iñupiat through his father. He grew up with his mother's Athabaskan family. and his maternal grandmother was a storyteller from Tazlina, Alaska who later moved to Anchorage. Quinn broke out in 2019, winning NPR's coveted Tiny Desk Contest with his entry "Erase Me," a song exploring his experience coming out as a transgender man.
Mike Watt, legendary bassist behind Minutemen, fIREHOSE, Dos, and so much more, is the latest to release a cover of a Squeeze song for Record Store Day. Mike teams up with his Secondmen for a cover of 'In Quintessence,' the opening track from Squeeze's 1981 album East Side Story. This is the fifth installment from the Swindles series and was produced and engineered by Squeeze-aficionado Steve Mandel. This is the first time Mike's version of "In Quintessence" has ever been released and will be available as a 45 single, with the vocal version on the A-side and the instrumental version on the B-side, for Record Store Day 2020.
Pink Vinyl.30th Anniversary Edition, of the 1989 Glass LP, recorded by Steve Albini in Chicago & Leeds, it's a screeching and wailing chunk of strumming and shouting. His first 'production' outside of Big Black. File Under Punk Fucking Rock. Reforming in 2009, the main man John Robb, still leads his motley crew around the world, in between TV appearances and editing his Louder Than War magazine, just recently touring Europe for 5 weeks with Mark Lanegan, in support of their 2019 album 'What Natures Gives, Nature Takes Away'.
Johnny Thunders & Wayne Kramer - Gang War RSD 2020
The New York Dolls & MC5 guitarists collaboration! First time on vinyl; a limited edition in dark red & dark yellow coloured vinyl, on 2xLP with five bonus 'Live at Max's' tracks only previously available on bootleg. JOHNNY THUNDERS & WAYNE KRAMER'S 'GANG WAR' In 1979, JOHNNY THUNDERS, renowned Heartbreakers and New York Dolls guitarist, teamed up with WAYNE KRAMER, also the legendary guitarist of Detroit's seminal MC5, to form 'GANG WAR', an alliance that lasted the best part of a year. Although Gang War released no records and without a label - at the time they were an underground act; in retrospect, the collaboration is looked on as a 'rock fantasy' supergroup.
Urban Punk-Surf-Rock from the heart of the north west of England.
Adventures of Salvador release their second album “Welcome To Our Village” which includes the much lauded single "Retroman"
Produced and recorded at Big City Jacks Recording Studio in Bury, Greater Manchester by Tony Long the band have hit a new creative peak with their intense and hypnotic sounds. This is enhanced with stunning artwork from Jack Jerz.
Five tracks of bedroom produced, speaker-tickling, unhinged noise digressions, and layers of fuzz-punk blast are delivered with an ice-cold, laconic air. 'Destroys the Moon' will chime with those hipped to Moe's work with her other bands, Dog Legs & As Ondas, as well as those who had their ears pricked up by her only other previous release, the now long sold out, 'Saves Planet Earth' E.P.
Formed in Leeds in 2017, The Vat-Egg Imposition are musically indebted to The Fall, Julian Cope and various others of their post-punk ilk, but with a noticeable injection of groove, the lyrical/performance side of the band is more in the surrealistic, comedic vein of Frank Sidebottom, John Shuttleworth, Flight Of The Conchords and John Otway.
‘Sheriff of Nottingham’ is available on all major streaming services from 12th June 2020 and on limited edition apricot cassette, featuring b-side ‘Get My Green Mug Back Again’ which is available to pre-order for delivery on 10th July 2020. This is released in collaboration by Alphaville Recordings and Safe Suburban Home Records as part of a six-part cassette series running throughout 2020.
Dipped In Gold release a new album from everyone’s favourite noisniks the mighty USA Nails. Having spent their formative years being the most unpopular members of bands that some people liked including - Kong, Silent Front, Death Pedals, Future of the Left and Dead Arms they are now on their 4th album Life Cinema on Dipped In Gold Recordings. Life Cinema was tracked live at Bear Bites Horse in London and with the help of producer Wayne Adams, they have created a record that is raw and gritty, while still being rich with both melodic and lyrical hooks, full of absolute bangers. They rave about pointless jobs, wannabe artists, social anxiety, offices that have fridges with beer in them and Epsom. USA Nails may or may not appeal to fans of Wire, The Fall, Devo, Pissed Jeans, Wire and early Sonic Youth. Huzzah!
Initially, a bedroom, lo-fi solo project from Geneva, Maraudeur, now based in Leipzig, are an all-female post-wave band focussing around the interplay between two bass guitars and cheap synths.
Described as mixing early New Order and ESG: drum machines, real drums, synthesisers and bass are all utilised along with founding sounds to create an infectious form of blown out, polyrhythmic wave music that is as pop as it is avant-garde. Featuring members of Couteau Latex, The Staches, Purpur Spytt, Thee Agnes Muller as well as various side projects along the Leipzig / Paris / San Francisco axis.
Recorded in 2015, "Maraudeur + Maraudeur" is the first two cassettes, remastered and offered for the first time on ltd edition vinyl, in hand-printed sleeves.
Apparently, if you listen to Placebo you don’t actually feel the effects of their music, be they visceral or cerebral, you just think you do. Or perhaps if you turn it up loud enough, you will. Their eponymous debut album originally landed in 1996 and featured some androgynous alt. rock bangers such as Nancy Boy, Come Home and Teenage Angst. It is now reissued on vinyl for you delectation and reappraisal.