DJ Shadow’s sample-built 1996 debut album Entroducing....., has all the drama you’d expect from a title with ellipses two-thirds longer than the standard. As tense as it slaps, this is truly one of the the best instrumental trip/hip-hop albums ever made.
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.
A three-piece brought together by a mutual love of The Breeders - how's that for taste? - they caused a stir with an epic support slot alongside post-punk legends The Raincoats.
This new release is certainly good place to start, with The Early Mornings inaugurating the venture with debut single 'Artificial Flavour'. This new release is certainly good place to start, with The Early Mornings inaugurating the venture with debut single 'Artificial Flavour'.
On their fourth and final LP, Eric B. & Rakim left the stage with one of their most eloquent and soulful performances. Don’t Sweat The Technique combined the strutting jazzy hip-hop style that the pair had patented from Paid In Full-onwards with impassioned bars that took in everything from the Gulf War to New York City’s crack epidemic. Originally released in 1992, the album now gets a double-LP reissue on Universal.
The classic sophomore LP from Eric B. & Rakim gets a nice double-vinyl reissue. Follow The Leader may not be quite as well known as the duo’s all-conquering debut Paid In Full, but this 1988 follow-up still has plenty to offer. Indeed, there’s a school of thought that says Follow The Leader is the better record. The manner in which Rakim’s bars dance over Eric B.’s endlessly listenable beats remains a joy all these years later. Golden-age boom-bap doesn’t get much better than this.
In 1976, superstars Rod Stewart / Faces were rewarded by their label Warner Bros. with their first greatest hits album, Snakes and Ladders: The Best of Faces. Featuring the classic line-up of Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood (The Rolling Stones), Kenney Jones (Small Faces, The Who, The Law), Ronnie Lane (Small Faces), Ian McLagan (Small Faces, Bonnie Raitt) and Tetsu Yamamuchi, the Snakes and Ladders album has become one of their most loved works in their stunning gold and platinum career.
With hard pub-rock classics like Stay With Me and Around the Plynth and brilliant rock standards like Ooh La La and Flying, the Snakes and Ladders album would go on to become one of the best-selling albums in their extensive catalog. The long out of print original version of this greatest hits masterpiece also includes the only appearance of the super rare Pineapple and the Monkey. Dig deeper into the grooves and there you find even more rock and blues belters like the masterful Miss Judy’s Farm, the powerful rocker Had Me a Real Good Time, plus the English folk-rock ballad Sweet Lady Mary, making Snakes and Ladders / The Best of Faces one of the finest overviews ever of this sorely missed supergroup.
Shy and retiring songwriter Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) made a rare public appearance in September 2017 and it just happened to be at Third Man studios on Nashville. Much to his embarrassment presumably, the whole thing was taped and has now been released on an LP. The songs cover all three Father John Misty releases and sees him strip things back a bit compared to the lavish studio arrangements.
Legendary garage rockers The Fleshtones have been pumping out hits for over four decades, earning them the honour of being "America's Garage Rock Band." They're one of the final remaining original CBGB bands, they've played on Andy Warhol's short-lived MTV show while Sir Ian McKellen read Shakespeare over their jamming, and were the last band to publicly perform at the World Trade Center's Windows on the World. However, what's most incredible about The Fleshtones is that they're putting out some of their best music yet forty years into their career, as evidenced by their new album Face of the Screaming Werewolf. This special edition of Face of the Screaming Werewolf arrives on limited edition purple splatter vinyl and includes a werewolf mask inside the packaging!
Barely a year after the release of their hugely acclaimed debut album 'Dogrel', which earned a Mercury Prize nomination and Album of the Year 2019 at both BBC 6Music and Rough Trade record store, Dublin’s Fontaines D.C. have returned with an intensely confident, patient, and complex follow up album. A Hero's Death arrives battered and bruised, albeit beautiful - a heady and philosophical take on the modern world, and its great uncertainty.