Welcome back to the Record Culture Roundup – a quick scan through our most recent vinyl arrivals, recommended listening and exciting pre-orders, plus any other fluff we can crowbar in! !
For a new music specialist, it doesn't half feel like we bang on about reissues lately! But to be fair, would you take a look at that 15-year anniversary edition of Goldfrapp's Supernature! Pressed on sublime translucent green vinyl, the pressing also comes with a nice art card that features the album artwork. The album contains electro-pop-tastic singles 'Ooh La La' and 'Number 1'.
Fresh out the box this week, we’ve been really enjoying the new Black Marble EP I Must Be Living Twice. If you haven't got into Black Marble yet (FOR SHAME!), I Must Be Living Twice is an electro-pop collection of fairly obscure cover versions. FYI, fans of Choir Boy, Ariel Pink and DIIV should be digging on Black Marble if you aren’t already...
A Celebration Of Endings landed this week; the latest release from rock legends Biffy Clyro, which comes with some very meaty reviews (not inside the sleeve - just - you know - in the Internet.) There’s also a new album from Jim Bob, Pop Up Jim Bob, frontman of Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, and poles apart reissues from Longpigs' dreamy, vibing The Sun If Often Out and The Vandals’ Live Fast Diarrhea on - wait for it - diarrhoea vinyl.
In the coming soon world, we’ve got the 2020 reissue of Rolling Stones’Goats Head Soup up for pre-order, with the bigger deluxe editions at thebest price you’ll find at any indie store! If you see the deluxe versions cheaper elsewhere, just tell us.
Elsewhere, our pals at Mute Records gave us some signed art cards to give away with every purchase of ARC Loco, the first album in 12 years from A Certain Ratio. Available only until very limited supplies run out. We also had the word that the long-awaited debut solo album from Ride frontman Andy Bell is a-coming – The View From Halfway Down hits the shelves in October on blue vinyl. September finds a classic rocksteady reissue in The Maytals Monkey Man on limited, individually numbered copies on orange vinyl.
Until next time!