We've got a ton of new records for you! Here are our highlights:
Yves Tumor has summoned another masterpiece, a goat-hoofed step even further into pop territory. Heaven To A Tortured Mind is populated pretty much entirely of bangers akin to the three centerpiece tracks on their last LP (Noid, Licking An Orchid & Lifetime), but the accessibility feels almost nefarious here, like a luring siren song. It's as if you'll find yourself absent mindedly singing along, when before you've realised the words coming out of your mouth, the seven headed six hundred toothed beast you've been describing manifests in front of you and drags you to the underworld. But when it's this good, I'll happily sell my soul to Yves Tumor. Available on limited silver vinyl courtesy of Warp.
Transport yourself to the smoky cocktail bar on an exotic cruise with Whispers Lounge, Numero's gorgeous new compilation of lounge and easy listening gems. Perfect for finishing off the dregs of your booze cupboard while still maintaining some illusion of sophistication. Just stick an olive in it and whack this LP on. Numero are getting more and more creative with their packaging, and here it takes the form of a giant matchbook, complete with screenprinted strike strip. Inside this beautifully letterpressed heavyweight sleeve you'll find a debossed inner sleeve stapled in, and a 22” square fold out matchbook gallery poster.
Listening to the new live Chris Forsyth album almost feels like I'm actually at a real life gig again! This is probably the longest stretch of time I haven't put my ears a step closer to tinnitus since back when the bouncers were refusing me entry. So this particularly jammed out live set feels like a real treat at the moment. Forsyth has had all sorts of different people in his backing band over the years, pinching members from Tortoise, Sunwatchers, Ryley Walker's band and more. Here he's backed by New Jersey deadheads Garcia Peoples and together they achieve nothing short of transcendence, especially on the closing 20 minute version of Dreaming In The Non-Dream.
We're excited to finally get our hands on the new Flat Worms LP today, on Ty Segall's Drag City imprint GOD?. Recorded and mixed at Electrical Audio with Steve Albini and Mr. Segall in six days, the LP is taught and straight to the point. According to guitarist and vocalist Will Ivy, “Isolation is one of the main themes on this record, with the hope that by expressing this feeling of loneliness, we collectively feel less isolated. As we all are required to stay in our homes and quarantine all over the world, we hope this record serves as a message of solidarity.” It most certainly does.
Thundercat's new album is out today too! It was co-produced with Flying Lotus and is chock full of guest features, including Kamasi Washington, Childish Gambino, Badbadnotgood, Steve Lacy and more. It's available on red vinyl, indie exclusive cream vinyl, or a gatefold deluxe version on either clear vinyl or picture disc! Plenty of choice then.
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs continue their Sabbath worship with a new record full of riffs perfect for encouraging indoor neck exercise through headbanging. Even better, Rocket Recordings have pressed a gross red & yellow blood & guts swirl vinyl version. Get 'em while they're fresh.
Sun Araw's live-to-MIDI wonk and wooze on Rock Sutra is nigh on impossible to describe. Listening to this is like the audio equivalent of playing Noby Noby Boy. It's nuts. I love it.
And there's loads more new releases to check out here!