New This Week
16th November 2018
Make Up Your Own Stories, feels a felicitous title. Less a departure and more a new chapter in Tim Green’s adventure; the 11-track debut is a melting pot of musical inspiration that has been ruminating for over a decade, and crafted between studios, tours and rare quiet-moments. Revealing a more melodic side to Green’s musical personality, the vivacious debut is “honest and innocent and kinda searching for a feeling” as Green himself puts it.
Yo Mae Leh, the early hit for Green's new persona, is an organically textured song with the cooling air of a Japanese rock garden over a fluttering beat. The vocals creep in, the incomprehensible but infectious yodelling only compounding the utopic climate. And then drums. Fast, hard and manic drums. The contrast is striking.
The guitar loop hypnotism of track Autumn, breathy haze of The Cut Girl, MPC hip-hop of new single 905 Users! is proof of the range Green has taken influence; from Bjork to Peter Gabriel to DJ Shadow.
Rough Trade Exclusive on 180 gram white coloured vinyl with download. Limited to 300 copies.
Born out of a mutual love for ‘80s Japanese new wave, the weirdo sentimental pop of Arthur Russell, and a good bottle of cheap wine, the band’s 'dance til you drop’ performances around Chicago are the stuff of legend, leaving venues with wine-stained floors and/or holes in the ceiling. Now the band’s highly anticipated debut album is ready to bring their mayhem to the masses.
12th of February, 1974, and for an audience of small children at 1:45pm, a life irrevocably coloured by the wayward wonderings of one saggy cloth cat. Some 44 years later and Earth Recordings opens the door to Bagpuss and Co. once again, revealing for the first time the original music in all its newly-mastered splendour. The 32 tracks that make up the main body of the compositions are – like all good folk music – a patchwork of traditional pieces, half-remembered tunes and pure improvisation. It's testament to Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner's musicianship that the recordings work so well, not only within the context of the television episodes, but as an album in its own right.
4xLP in 3mm spined sleeves with printed inners housed in a rigid board box with outer slipcase featuring Brainfeeder X laser die cut logo, spot gloss details and obi-style band.
The 36 track album celebrates the label’s past, present and future and, in addition to retrospective highlights, features 22 brand new tracks from the label roster and extended family including: Thundercat feat. BadBadNotGood, Flying Lotus feat. Busdriver, Woke feat. George Clinton, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Louis Cole, Ross from Friends, Dorian Concept and more. Furiously funky, unapologetically avant-garde and completely essential.
Rough Trade's Top 20 New Releases This Week:
1. Invisible Minds - Make Up Your Own Stories
2. Grapetooth - Grapetooth
3. Sandra Kerr and John Faulkner - The Music from Bagpuss
4. Various - Brainfeeder X
5. Ryley Walker - The Lillywhite Sessions
6. David Bowie - Breaking Glass (Live EP)
7. Brian Eno - Ambient 1: Music For Airports
8. Little Dragon - Lover Chanting EP
10. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet: 50th Anniversary Edition
11. B12 - Time Tourist
12. King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Eyes Like The Sky
13. Various - Robert Hood: DJ Kicks
14. Powell Tillmans - Spoken By The Other
15. Khruangbin - Christmas Time is Here
16. The Good, The Bad and The Queen - Merrie Land
17. Preoccupations / Protomartyr - Telemetry at Howe Bridge
18. King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard - Polygondwanaland (Fuzz Cult Version)
19. Smashing Pumpkins - SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN.
20. Starcrawler - Hollywood Ending (Available from 3pm 15/11)