The past seven days have been another week stuffed with both big and exciting coming soon announcements. Here we do our best to recap the majority of it for you...
The big news of the week was the announcement of a brand new album from desert rock legends Queens of the Stone Age. Naturally it now heads up our Featured Releases section.
The band's first album since 2017 offers up some of the best sleeve art we've seen in a while and, for those who like to indulge in variants, comes available in no less than five different coloured vinyl editions.
The lad Grian Chatten from Fontaines D.C. announced his debut solo album last week and we expect it to be a popular one for 2023. Speaking about the desire to release a solo record, Chatten said “I just thought: I want to do this myself. I know where we as a band are going next and that’s not where I want to go with this. I’ve got a couple of exaggerated aspects of my soul that I wanted to express."
Due at the end of June, it can be pre-ordered now on white vinyl, black vinyl, and CD:
Being the huge A Place To Bury Strangers fans that we are at RC HQ, the release of the New York noise rockers direct to vinyl Live At Levitation set has us especially excited!
Recorded in 2021, the show was the second as a "new band" following the departure and arrival of band members. This brought a new dimension to the band which has been archived beautifully here.
⚠️ Warning - We've been told that stock is extremely limited on this one, so pre-ordering is highly encouraged to avoid disappointment! ⚠️
First released at the tail end of 2021, this double LP compilation of cool, fuzzy French pop compilation was hugely popular and sold out pretty quickly.
In June we're being treated to a welcome repress, this time on 'jasmine yellow' vinyl - limited to 400 units. If you missed out last time, do yourself a favour and pounce on this one early:
The Flaming Lips unveil a new limited-edition vinyl EP entitled Hypnotist, featuring four fan-favourite tracks previously only available on the 6-CD Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots set. It is available to pre-order now on pink vinyl.
The sixth album from LA rock band Thirty Seconds to Mars has been announced for a September release. It’s The End Of The World But It’s A Beautiful Day is available to pre-order now on orange vinyl (with a special alternative sleeve edition available).
Long Promised Road is a 2021 documentary film about the Beach Boys' co-founder Brian Wilson directed by Brent Wilson and now comes to us on vinyl.
The 1977 and 1980 solo releases Rough Mix and Empty Glass by The Who's Pete Townshend have been remastered at half-speed for optimal sound quality. Re-released in June, these are now available to pre-order.
Gorgeous dreamy indie band Still Corners reissue their best album Strange Pleasures on its 10th anniversary. It's the album that contains their very best single - the absolutely stunning 'The Trip'. Reissued on green vinyl.
American indie band Local Natives will release their new album, Time Will Wait For No One, in August and it is available to pre-order now on yellow vinyl, black vinyl, and CD.
The explosive eighth album by longstanding Kentucky rockers Black Stone Cherry is announced. Screamin' At The Sky is available on clear vinyl as standard and has some lovely sleeve art!
Indie royalty The New Pornographers see what is considered one of their best records, Electric Version, reissued on blue vinyl as part of Matador's Revisionist History Series.
The Cinematic Orchestra provided the soundtrack to the 1929 experimental soviet documentary film Man With A Movie Camera (not at the time, obviously!) 20 years after its first release, it gets a double LP reissue in August on 'ashen and pewter grey' vinyl.
👀 As always, keep 'em peeled throughout the week as the best new music gets announced and uploaded to our webstore.
Until next week