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    In 1995 the album was an unexpected comeback and a lost classic. It was the first new material recorded by the band for years despite many of the songs being written a decade before. On release, though, the album disappeared into a void being out of sync with the times and before Poly got her deserved iconic status.

    Bassist Paul Dean was equally shocked at the out of the blue recording.

    ‘I was very surprised, this was the mid 1990’s and 17 years since Germfree. It was the time of Britpop, Punk was now old news. Poly had 12 new songs and she said the album was going to be called Conscious Consumer and she wanted me on bass. I thought about and said yes of course’

    Sax legend Lora Logic was equally surprised by the return of the band.

    ‘I was ensconced in mummyhood with a 3 year old and hadn't connected with Poly for a long time. She rang me out of the blue, and without any small talk, suggested I come and stay with her in her small London flat to record a brand new X-Ray Spex album.
    Excited and without considering any repercussions, I found myself on the train with my tenor sax, (childcare sorted) which had been sleeping in it's case for years, and a soprano sax which I had not played since recording ‘Pedigree Charm’ in 1981.’

    The band who also re-formed in 1991, 1995 and 2008 are now revered worldwide for sparking a new kind of attitude in music. The late Poly is now a pop culture pin-up for an originality and feminism that barely existed at the time. Her acerbic, witty and brilliant lyrics and distinctive voice have stood the test of time, and along with the band’s original sax player Lora Logic, she has become part of the punk rock narrative. The fuzzy snapshots of the brief early lineup see the sassy and sharp dressed teenager core oozing talent, originality and style in a freeze frame of pop culture punk rock perfection.

    The X-Ray Spex story has been told over and over in books, films and online and yet the band’s second album seems to have slipped from view. Finally lovingly restored it’s getting its moment in the sun and its punky pop/noise songs that drip a punky sass with an added bubblegum melody with Poly’s sassy lyrical genius.

    There is not a dud on the album that updates the debut’s kooky Day-Glo genius with a song cycle that are snapshots of the then contemporary culture. The tunes come wrapped up with Poly’s distinctive voice and, finally, Lora Logic who is unleashed on a whole album playing her exquisite sax on each track with her distinctive stand out style that is her trademark.

    There is something magical about the way the voice and the sax slip around each other in their own individual perfection. Poly’s instinctive pop nous and Lora’s bleating sax give the songs their distinctive twists and turns.

    Paul Dean remembers the recording.
    ‘It was Poly, Lora and me from the original band and we recruited Crispian Mills on guitar and Paul Winterhart on drums who were both brilliant and had a lot of input.

    Some of the songs I was already aware of and had been around for years e.g. ‘Prayer For Peace’. We had a few rehearsals, there were 12 songs to work out. Poly had the lyrics and melody and the band worked out the chords, riffs and song arrangements into a recordable structure, it was a lot of work in a short time.

    Sound wise it was the classic X-ray Spex set up with Poly’s unique vocals and raps and Lora’s trademark saxophone melodies swinging it along on top of the guitar, bass and drums. If I remember correctly, it was all done in a few weeks.’

    For Lora Logic, it was initially an exciting experience.

    ‘My first studio memory was being struck by Crispian Mill's (or Red Spectre, his album pseudonym) impressive guitar presence and how tightly he played with drummer Paul Winterhart (or Pauli OhAirt, his album pseudonym), strengthened by a musical bond from years of gigging together. I had seen Crispian play in his first band in his early teens before Kula Shaker. Having previously made friends with his mum, Hayley Mills, from her Krishna Temple visits. It was awesome to find myself bumping into him again on an X-Ray Spex album!

    Meeting up with original Spex bassist Paul Dean again, after nearly 20 years, was also wonderful. I very much enjoyed pulling sax flurries out of the ether after Crispian had arranged guitar to Poly's contagious new tunes.

    However it was not easy to finish. Poly began suggesting that most of the sax should be taken out. Fortunately, the producer convinced her otherwise and the sax parts were subtly mixed in. Sadly, her emotional and mental decline became increasingly apparent as we went along. Completing Poly’s vocal over-dubs became a priority.’

    Finally recorded, the album is full of lost classics like ‘Crystal Clear’ that revisits the tension and release of the debut album whilst ‘Cigarettes’ and ‘Junk Food Junkie’ are closest to classic Spex style with an added pop touch and see Poly still examining the crassness of consumer culture. There is the amusing nod to Iggy Pop in ‘Dog In Sweden’, which is an urgent punk rock missive just like the band had staked their reputation on years before.
    There is the nod to T. Rex on ‘Prayer for Peace’ that featured on both this album and the recent Essential Logic Album ‘Land Of Kali’. or the hypnotic mantra like ‘Sophia’ that has the mystery of a Kate Bush in its exquisite grooves. ‘India’ is a paean to the holy nation of Poly’s dreams that embraces a spiritual serenity far away from the urgent rush of the debut album whilst ‘Hi Chaperone’ has the cheeky twist of Lora Logic’s own acclaimed post Spex band Essential Logic given the X-Ray treatment. Lora recalls the album fondly.

    ‘I am honoured to have been creatively involved with this unique collaboration of musicians and sound engineers and to have contributed to Poly’s extraordinary songwriting and performance’

    Listening to the album again after a long break, Paul Dean is surprised.
    “Conscious Consumer now sounds so much better than I remember. It wasn’t properly released at the time and so no one knows about it. If you love Germfree Adolescents you will love Conscious Consumer they are linked together. X-Ray Spex didn’t have just one great album it was two!”

    The album rewrites the X-Ray Spex story. No longer can they be seen as a moment freeze framed in time back in the punk wars but a potentially longer term project that never lost their creative soul power. No mere flash in the pan, in many ways the album is even more frustrating and full of ‘what ifs’.

    Of course, Poly made her own great solo records and Lora Logic was also on her own creative high with Essential Logic but the pair of them working in tandem was potentially one of the great sounds of UK pop culture. They had a rare magic that is the heart and soul of all great music, and the album is finally a reminder of just how much potential there was whilst also being a document of their innate brilliance.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Cigarettes
    2. Junk Food Junkie
    3. Crystal Clear
    4. India
    5. Dog In Sweden
    6. Hi Chaperone
    7. Good Time Girl
    8. Melancholy
    9. Sophia
    10. Peace Meal
    11. Prayer For Peace
    12. Party
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  • Essential Logic 'Land of Kali'

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    Essential Logic 'Land of Kali'

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    Essential Logic 'Land of Kali'

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    The Land of Kali’ (co-produced by Youth), is the first new Essential Logic studio album in 43 years, and features the forthcoming new single ‘Prayer for Peace’, a re-imagining of the X-Ray Spex track from the tragically overlooked album, ‘Conscious Consumer’ (1995) on which Lora also played sax. “Poly Styrene and I were living in a Krishna community in Worcestershire in the early 80s.

    We came together for the first time musically after X-Ray Spex to record the original version of this song. In 2019, I decided to record my own take as a tribute to the special times we shared. I hope Poly likes this new version too.” The 7” release of ‘Prayer for Peace’ is exclusive to the 5 LP box set “Logically Yours” via The bands DTC site and features a picture of Lora and Poly together during their time living at the temple.

    Further tracks penned for release from the album include the dystopian, lockdown-inspired ‘Alien Boys’ and ‘Sky Rocket’, written with daughter Malini, about the fairground of life.

    Tracklisting:
    A1 ‘Prayer For Peace’
    A2 ‘Alien Boys’
    A3 ‘Mother Earth’
    A4 ‘Never Know’
    A5 ‘Charming Every Cupid’
    B1 ‘Sky Rocket’
    B2 ‘Serious’
    B3 ‘Fallible Soldiers’
    B4 ‘Land of Kali’
    B5 ‘Beyond’
    Land of Kali – (Adamski's Kali-Kiss Remix) – CD only
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  • Essential Logic 'Logically Yours' Vinyl 5LP Bundle + 7

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    Essential Logic 'Logically Yours' Vinyl 5LP Bundle + 7" + Exclusive Tote Bag Bundle

    £118.99

    Exclusive Cargo Direct Bundle includes:

    1.  Essential Logic – ‘Prayer For Peace’ 7”
    Side A ‘Prayer For Peace’ (Full Album Version)
    Side B ‘Beyond’ (Full Album Version)


    2 . Essential Logic Limited Edition Silver logo and hand screen printed Tote Bag


    Hiss and Shake Records to release ‘Logically Yours’ – a limited edition, 5 x LP boxset of 50 essential recordings from seminal post-punk icon Lora Logic including 2 classic Essential Logic albums, early single releases, EPs, B-sides, rarities, vinyl exclusives + first new Essential Logic studio album in 43 years!

    Includes the classic Rough Trade Records releases ‘Beat Rhythm News (Waddle Ya Play?) + ‘Pedigree Charm’ + 2 retrospective compilations of early single releases, EPs, B-sides, rarities + vinyl exclusives ‘Aerosol Burns & Other Misdemeanours’ + ‘No More Fiction’ + new studio album ‘Land of Kali’ (first in 43 years) + 20 page booklet with introduction from Celeste Bell + Lora Logic Q+A.

    Susan Whitby, aka Lora Logic was one of the most distinctive talents from the post-punk era known for her intoxicating, rough-around-the-edges, yet exhilarating sax playing and haywire vocal style. Her offbeat, occasionally arresting lyrics tackled alienation, sexism, poverty and urban isolation, and with a complete disregard for convention, she carved her own path not only in her short-lived music career but also personal life.

    She was still in her teens when she answered an ad in Melody Maker “Looking for young punks,” and in 1976, with her friend Marion Elliot (aka Poly Styrene), she formed the punk band X-Ray Spex and acquired the pseudonym, Lora Logic. The duo soon achieved notoriety with the irresistible feminist protest single, ‘Oh Bondage Up Yours’ (1977) – Logic arguably stealing the show with her thrilling punk sax.

    “X-Ray Spex was my first band, I happened to be accepted, It happened to work, I happened to get famous overnight. I’d been playing sax in a cupboard in my room; I thought I better do something.” However, just prior to recording 'Germ Free Adolescents' (1978), X-Ray Spex's debut album, she found herself unexpectedly ousted from the band. With abundant enthusiasm and encouragement from Geoff Travis, founding director of Rough Trade Records, she went on to form Essential Logic, creating some of the most liberating and exciting music of the early post-punk era, not only as Essential Logic, but also as a solo artist.

    Hiss and Shake Records are pleased to present a limited edition boxset of 50 essential recordings from the irresistibly engaging Lora Logic archive, allowing for a new generation to become aware of her incredible creative output. Across 5 LPs, ‘Logically Yours’ includes in their entirety, the classic Rough Trade Records releases ‘Beat Rhythm News (Waddle Ya Play?) (1979) – Essential Logic’s sole studio album, and Lora’s solo album, ‘Pedigree Charm’ (1982) – her last studio album before turning her back on the music business, sad and disillusioned and fighting drug addiction, which saw her turn to a Hare Krishna lifestyle, alongside Poly Styrene, embracing a fresh new chapter.

    This totally absorbing and definitive collection also includes two retrospective compilations; ‘Essential Logic – ‘Aerosol Burns & Other Misdemeanours’, which comprises early single releases, B-sides and oddities including the gloriously chaotic ‘Aerosol Burns’, the essential punk/disco ‘Music Is A Better Noise’, and ‘Fanfare In the Garden’, showcasing Lora at her most pop. In addition, ‘Essential Logic – ‘No More Fiction’; contains 10 vinyl exclusives, including ‘Do You Believe in Christmas?’, recorded with the Krishna Kids Choir in 1985, alongside tracks recorded circa 1997, with Martin Muscatt, Dave Farren (Bad Manners) and Gary Valentine (Blondie), forming the basis of what would have been Essential Logic’s third studio album, ‘No More Fiction’.

    Having recently returned to the studio refreshed and rejuvenated, ‘Logically Yours’ also includes ‘The Land of Kali’ (co-produced by Youth), the first new Essential Logic studio album in 43 years, and features the forthcoming new single ‘Prayer for Peace’, a re-imagining of the X-Ray Spex track from the tragically overlooked album, ‘Conscious Consumer’ (1995) on which Lora also played sax. “Poly Styrene and I were living in a Krishna community in Worcestershire in the early 80s. We came together for the first time musically after X-Ray Spex to record the original version of this song. In 2019, I decided to record my own take as a tribute to the special times we shared. I hope Poly likes this new version too.”

    The 7” release of ‘Prayer for Peace’ is exclusive to the boxset via The bands DTC site and features a picture of Lora and Poly together during their time living at the temple. Further tracks penned for release from the album include the dystopian, lockdown-inspired ‘Alien Boys’ and ‘Sky Rocket’, written with daughter Malini, about the fairground of life.

    Despite her short-lived career in the music business, Lora still managed to perform and appear on releases with many artists including US experimental rock band Red Crayola between 1978 and 1981, and also appeared on recordings by The Stranglers, The Raincoats, Kollaa Kestää, Dennis Bovell, Swell Maps and later, Boy George.

    Undoubtedly an iconic figure of the UK post-punk scene, Lora Logic’s boldness, adventurousness and sense of fun can be seen as an influence on numerous female artists today including Karen O from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peaches and St. Vincent among others.

    Tracklisting:
    Essential Logic ‘Beat Rhythm News (Waddle Ya Play?)’ (1979)
    A1 ‘Quality Crayon Wax OK’
    A2 ‘The Order Form’
    A3 ‘Shabby Abbott’
    A4 ‘World Friction’

    B1 ‘Wake Up’
    B2 ‘Albert’
    B3 ‘Alkaline Loaf in the Area’
    B4 ‘Collecting Dust’
    B5 ‘Pop Corn Boy (Waddle Ya Do?)’

    Lora Logic – ‘Pedigree Charm’ (1982)
    A1 ‘Brute Fury’
    A2 ‘Horrible Party’
    A3 ‘Stop Halt’
    A4 ‘Wonderful Offer’
    A5 ‘Martian Man’

    B1 ‘Hiss and Shake’
    B2 ‘Pedigree Charm’
    B3 ‘Rat Allé’
    B4 ‘Crystal Gazing’

    Essential Logic – ‘Aerosol Burns & Other Misdemeanours’
    A1 ‘Aerosol Burns’ (1978) – Debut single
    A2 ‘World Friction’ (1978) – ‘Aerosol Burns’ B-side
    A3 ‘Eugene’ (1981) – Single
    A4 ‘Tame the Neighbours’ (1981) – ‘Eugene’ B-side
    A5 ‘Music Is A Better Noise’ (1981) – Single
    A6 ‘Moontown’ (1981) – ‘Music Is A Better Noise’ B-side

    B1 ‘Fanfare In the Garden’ (1981) – Single
    B2 ‘Stereo’ (1982) – ‘Wonderful Offer’ single B-side
    B3 ‘Rather Than Repeat’ (1981) – ‘Wonderful Offer’ single B-side
    B4 ‘The Captain’ (1979) – ‘Fanfare In The Garden’ B-side
    B5 ‘Soul’ (1983) – Previously unreleased on vinyl
    B6 ‘Stay High’ – Previously unreleased on vinyl

    Essential Logic – ‘No More Fiction’
    A1 ‘Essential Logic’ (1991) – Vinyl exclusive
    A2 ‘On The Internet’ (1998) – Vinyl exclusive
    A3 ‘Under The Great City’ (1997) – Vinyl exclusive
    A4 ‘No More Fiction’ (1998) – Vinyl exclusive
    A5 ‘Love Eternal’ (1997) – Vinyl exclusive

    B1 ‘Barbie Be Happy’ (1998) – Vinyl exclusive
    B2 ‘Not Me’ (1998) – Vinyl exclusive
    B3 ‘The Beautiful and the Damned’ (1997) – Vinyl exclusive
    B4 ‘Marika’ (1997) – Vinyl exclusive
    B5 ‘Do You Believe in Christmas?’ (1985) with the Krishna Kids Choir – Vinyl exclusive

    Essential Logic – ‘Land of Kali’ (2022)
    A1 ‘Prayer For Peace’
    A2 ‘Alien Boys’
    A3 ‘Mother Earth’
    A4 ‘Never Know’
    A5 ‘Charming Every Cupid’

    B1 ‘Sky Rocket’
    B2 ‘Serious’
    B3 ‘Fallible Soldiers’
    B4 ‘Land of Kali’
    B5 ‘Beyond’

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  • Shakespears Sister 'Songs From The Red Room' Vinyl 2xLP - Gold

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    Shakespears Sister 'Songs From The Red Room' Vinyl 2xLP - Gold

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    Limited Edition 1000 Pressing. 2xLP Gold Vinyl.

    Songs From the Red Room'marks the debut Record Store day offering from Shakespears Sister aka Siobhan Fahey.

    This release celebrates the albums tenth anniversary with the albums long overdue vinyl outing. The critically acclaimed - Songs From the Red Room', originally released in 2009 has become a fan favourite amongst Siobhan's legions of fans.

    The original 11 track album, includes the singles Bitter Pill', Pulsatron', Bad Blood'and It's A Trip', alongside Was It Worth It?'with long-term collaborator Terry Hall (Fun Boy Three / The Specials), a cover of the Linda Lamb classic Hot Room', bonus track Someone Else's Girl'and remixes from the Droyds, Whitey, Jagz Kooner and Death In Vegas.

    As one of the most accomplished female songwriters the UK has ever produced, Fahey has enjoyed enormous creative and commercial success. Her career in the music industry stretches back almost four decades with legendary groups Shakespears Sister and Bananarama, as well as writing for other artists.

    Fahey co-founded Bananarama with Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward in 1981. They enjoyed two top five hits in partnership with male trio Fun Boy Three in 1982, before having their first solo hit with 'Shy Boy' later that year.

    Despite international success and a string of international hit singles, including the US Number One Venus'and four hugely successful studio albums Deep Sea Skiving', Bananarama', True Confessions'and WOW!'Fahey left the group in 1988 and founded Shakespears Sister. Initially as a solo project and later in partnership with Marcella Detroit.

    Shakespears Sister's debut album Sacred Heart'was released in 1989, and included the hit single You're History'. Their 1992 hit Stay' topped the UK charts for eight weeks, the longest running Number One by an all-female group in British chart history. Their 'Hormonally Yours' album released that year went to Number Three in the UK charts and was certified Double Platinum, subsequently receiving the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contemporary Song Collection in 1993.

    After a musical hiatus Fahey later returned as Shakespears Sister, again as a solo vehicle, for the the release of her critically acclaimed albums #3'and Songs From the Red Room'in 2009 on her own SF Records, amongst others.

    In 2017 Fahey reunited with bandmates Dallin and Woodward for the Bananarama Original Line-Up Tour, their first as trio, for sold-out dates across the UK, North America and Europe into 2018. Now fans old and new can finally experience Shakespears Sisters fourth studio album in all its vinyl glory.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Pulsatron (Whitey Mix)
    2. Bad Blood
    3. Was It Worth It? (with Terry Hall)
    4. It's A Trip

    Side B:
    5. Hot Room
    6. A Man In Uniform
    7. You're Alone
    8. Bitter Pill

    Side C:
    9. Cold
    10. You're Not Yourself
    11. A Loaded Gun
    12. Someone Else's Girl

    Side D:
    13. Bitter Pill (Droyds Radio Edit)
    14. Bad Blood (Jagz Kooner Mix - AT Edit)
    15. Pulsatron (Gully Mix)
    16. Cold (Death In Vegas Mix)
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  • Carina Round 'Things You Should Know' Vinyl - Picture Disc

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    Carina Round 'Things You Should Know' Vinyl - Picture Disc

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    1000 only on Picture Disc.

    British singer/songwriter Carina Round makes her fourth consecutive Record Store Day release with the 10th Anniversary vinyl debut of her 'Things You Should Know' MLP.

    Opening with the anthemic fan-favourite Backseat'and includes the tracks 'Do You' and 'For Everything A Reason' both of which were featured in the TV series American Horror Story: Murder House'. Round has established an immensely loyal and passionate fan base, who have long championed for this release, since of her 2001 debut album 'The First Blood Mystery', proving herself as one of UK's most enigmatic songstresses.

    Carina has garnished further recognition as a member of the LA and Jerome AZ based band - Puscifer, with whom she is more recently a member, alongside fellow band mates including Maynard James Keenan, also of the bands Tool and A Perfect Circle.

    Round's music has won her fans and collaborators amongst highly regarded musicians such as: Billy Corgan, Dave Stewart and Brian Eno amongst many others.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Backseat
    2. Please Don't Stop
    3. Thief In The Sky

    Side B:
    4. Do You
    5. For Everything A Reason

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  • Bentley Rhythm Ace 'Bentley Rhythm Ace (21st Anniversary Edition)' Vinyl 2xLP Clear

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    Bentley Rhythm Ace 'Bentley Rhythm Ace (21st Anniversary Edition)' Vinyl 2xLP Clear

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    Limited Edition: 500 x 2 LP Clear Vinyl, Gatefold Pressing.

    Bentley Rhythm Ace formed in Birmingham in 1996 when ex Pop Will Eat Itself bassist Richard March and DJ Michael Stokes discovered a shared love of obscure, oddball and eccentric tunes.

    Utilising lo-fi cut and paste sampling techniques combined with analogue synths and some wild turntable action their debut EP was picked up by Fatboy Slim's Brighton based Skint Records and released to widespread acclaim.

    The BRA live show added Fuzz Townshend on drums and James Atkin (ex EMF vocalist) on keyboards and the latter years of the 90s saw BRA firmly established as festival favourites with appearances at Glastonbury, Reading, V, T in the Park, Montreux Jazz and Fuji Rock amongst many others.

    Their irreverent approach mixed with big beats, thundering bass, wild synths and esoteric samples proved to be a hit with fans and critics alike. 1998 saw Bentley Rhythm Ace crowned 'Best Dance Act' in that year's NME awards.

    Their eponymous debut album was given a worldwide release after the Bentleys signed to Parlophone records and the band toured extensively in the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia and USA. As well as releasing a highly regarded DJ mix album on Ministry of Sound, and releasing a second album for Parlophone (featuring vocals from Black Grape/Ruthless Rap Assassins frontman Kermit), BRA also produced well received remixes for the Beastie Boys and Supergrass as well as soundtracking several TV shows and adverts.

    This "21st Birthday - Bonus Tracks Edition" of the album has been compiled by Richard March of the band and includes the original 11 track album along with 2 bonus tracks remastered and repressed to vinyl for the first time in almost two decades!

    Presented in a deluxe gatefold sleeve, complete with original artwork and comprehensive sleeve notes for all thirteen tracks written for this release by Richard March.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. Let There Be Flutes
    2. Midlander (There Can Only Be One - ¦)
    3. Why Is A Frog Too..?

    Side B:
    4. Mind That Gap
    5. Run On The Spot
    6. Bentley's Gonna Sort You Out!

    Side C:
    7. Ragtopskodacarchase
    8. Whoosh
    9. Who Put The Bom In The Bom Bom Diddleye Bom

    Side D:
    10. Spacehopper
    11. Return Of The Hardcore Jumble Carbootechnodisco Roadshow.
    Bonus Tracks:
    12. On Her Majesty's Secret Whistle
    13. Spy Who Loved Moose

    Release Date: 07/12/2018
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  • Last Shop Standing 'The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop' Vinyl 7

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    Last Shop Standing 'The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop' Vinyl 7"

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    Limited to 500 copies. Deluxe Record Store Day Fifth Anniversary Edition Gatefold Vinyl.

    The package includes : The 7' Single 'Last Shop Standing' by Batteries (taken from the new film released later this year) . A download featuring : The Acclaimed 2013 RSD Original Documentary Film 'Last Shop Standing - The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop' by Pip Piper.

    Exclusive Liner Notes by Author Graham Jones and Director Pip Piper.

    Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders as well as musicians including Paul Weller, Johnny Marr, Norman Cook, Billy Bragg, Nerina Pallot, Richard Hawley and Clint Boon as they all tell us how the shops became and still are a part of their own musical education, a place to discover and cherish new bands, new music and why they might just have a brighter future.

    Bonus Features:
    Never broadcast before : Last Shop Standing - The Rebirth, Continued - ¦, Last Shop Standing - Shop Talk, Last Shop Standing - Official Trailer, Last Shop Standing - Johnny Marr Extended Interview, Last Shop Standing - Paul Weller Extended Interview, Last Shop Standing - Jo Good Extended Interview, Last Shop Standing - Richard Hawley Extended Interview, Last Shop Standing - Billy Bragg Extended Interview, Last Shop Standing - Sid Griffin Interview.

    Reviews: 'Brilliant' ☦☦☦☦☦ - Q Magazine

    "An essential watch..." - Mark Searby, MTV

    'A touching documentary" - Sarah Lay, Louder Than War

    "You are never going to discover Captain Beefheart or the 13th Floor Elevators or the Velvet Underground in your local supermarket, ever" - Richard Hawley, Musician

    'Punchy and engaging!' - MOJO Magazine

    'Last Shop Standing is more than just a film about collecting records. It's about passions, and people caring about what they love.' - Johnny Marr, Musician

    'You need a physical record shop full of people who are going to help you and guide you.' - Jo Good, BBC Radio 6 Music

    'Record shops kept me going when I was desperately trying to work out how to be an international rock star.' - Billy Bragg, International Rock Star

    'See the film - ¦ you will laugh and cry.' ☦☦☦☦ - Record Collector.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    Batteries - Last Shop Standing

    Side B:
    Batteries - Last Shop Standing (Instrumental).

    + Bonus download featuring interviews with Paul Weller, Billy Bragg, Richard Hawley, Johnny Marr and more.
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  • Carina Round 'Slow Motion Addict (X) - (10th Anniversary Edition RSD17)' - Cargo Records UK

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    Carina Round 'Slow Motion Addict (X) - (10th Anniversary Edition RSD17)'

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    Limited Edition - 500 x 3 LP + DVD.

    Slow Motion Addict (X) British singer/songwriter Carina Round marks her third consecutive Record Store Day release with the tenth anniversary release of her third studio album, the critically acclaimed - "Slow Motion Addict' making its vinyl debut, re-packaged as "Slow Motion Addict (X)' the definitive collection, including the original album, compiled with previously unreleased and highly sought after bonus tracks as the 2 x LP 'Slow Motion Rehab' and 'Slow Motion Addict - A Film' making it's DVD debut.

    This collection has been specifically compiled for Carina's immensely loyal and passionate fan base, who have long championed for this release, in addition to to the many newer supporters Carina has gained as a member of the LA and Jerome AZ based band - Puscifer, with whom Carina is more recently a member, alongside fellow band mates including Maynard James Keenan, also of the bands Tool and A Perfect Circle, some of whom are discovering Carina's solo repertoire for the first time.

    Proving herself as one of UK's most enigmatic songstresses since the release of her 2001 debut album 'The First Blood Mystery'. Round's music has also won her fans and collaborators amongst highly regarded musicians such as: Ryan Adams, Billy Corgan, Dave Stewart and Brian Eno amongst many others.
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  • Batteries 'The Finishing Line' - Cargo Records UK

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    Batteries 'The Finishing Line'

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    Get FREE DOWNLOADS of the songs 'The Fall In Love Club' and 'Pankhurst' when buying the vinyl or ordering the CD.

    180g black vinyl 500 copies only, no download card.

    Steven Clark (a.k.a Sci-Fi Steven from disco/punk legends bis) returns with his one-man-band project Batteries what seems like seconds after last year's self-titled snappy New-Wave debut. The debut's dystopian potential future themes remain, but this time both the musical and lyrical safety nets have been removed.

    With the "Devo plays Queens Of The Stone Age or vice versa" mantra still a loose guide, The Finishing Line opens with the vague reassurance of lost Punk 45 "The Fall-In-Love Club" before the safety is removed for the unhinged journey ahead.

    Remnants of Bill Nelson's Red Noise, Cardiacs and early Blur b-sides abound in "Mutual Enemies" and "Hidden Tracks" while there's edgy American metallic synth punk in "Pigs", "Pankhurst" and "Children Be Normal" which recalls Jesus Lizard and Brainiac.

    It's a restless itchy record, fleeting pop melodies are crushed by industrial strength guitars, but one that is a cohesive reward and illustrates Steven's unique musical vision.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. The Fall-In-Love Club
    2. Pankhurst
    3. Hidden Tracks
    4. Pigs
    5. The Rules Are Wrong
    6. Mutual Enemies

    Side B:
    1. Future Studies
    2. Children Be Normal
    3. Data Intercourse
    4. Gather By The Sea
    5. Business As A Euphemism
    6. The Finishing Line
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  • Bis / Big Zero 'Boredom Could Be '¦. / Tear It Up And '¦..' - Cargo Records UK

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    Bis / Big Zero 'Boredom Could Be Good For You/ Tear It Up And Start Again'

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    Split 7" - Limited Edition 500 Pressing - Coloured Vinyl, no download.

    A split between the old and new kids on the new-wave pop block.

    "Boredom Could Be Good For You" is brand-new, machines and guitar pop from Glasgow's indie legends bis. A favourite from recent reformation gigs, it encapsulates their famed musical exuberance, wiry riffs, wonky beats and synths, with a wry and reflective sideswipe at the youth of today. It's the bis that the old-school fans know and love, but also showcases their continued ability to craft long-lost indie-disco classics alongside their more Riot Grrrl or electronic inspirations. With gigs lined up and a new album forthcoming, "Boredom Could Be Good For You" is a hook laden reminder that Manda Rin, Sci-Fi Steven and John Disco could be good for you too.

    On the flip, young upstarts from Reading, Big Zero interrupt the show with "Tear It Up and Start Again", their guitar and synth driven weirdo-pop vinyl debut. Like Devo getting drunk with Weezer, Adam, Johnnie and Jordan take influence from the best of British and American New-Wave and give it a much needed shot of adrenaline.

    Their B-Movie inspired DIY videos have been gaining a cult following, live shows ecstatically received and with bis support dates on the horizon, fans can witness their new favourite band and their old favourite band together. A full EP will follow on Do Yourself In later in the year.

    Tracklisting:
    Bis
    - Boredom Could Be Good For You

    Big Zero - Tear It Up and Start Again
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  • Katastrophy Wife 'Dysrhythmia' - Cargo Records UK

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    Katastrophy Wife 'Dysrhythmia'

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    Boxset, 2 Studio Alum LP's both 180g coloured vinyl + 2 x Digital Download Rarities Albums - Limited Edition 500 Pressing.

    Punk legends Babes In Toyalnd returned to the worlds stage in 2015 ending a 14 year hiatus with founding members Kat Bjelland and Lori Barbero reminding riot grrrl's and boys of all ages how to rock, with an extensive tour and high profile festival dates across the USA, Canada and Europe. This collection compiles Bjelland's two solo albums recorded under the moniker Katastrophy Wife released during that hiatus.

    Katastrophy Wife's debut Amusia'was released to highly favourable reviews following a UK live debut at Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2001. Including the UK Indie #14 single Gone Away', together with fan favourites like Git Go'and Window'the album soon became a highly sought after addition to Bjelland's hardcore Babes in Toyland fan base. This collection marks the albums 15th Anniversary and it's first ever vinyl release.

    The sophomore album All Kneel'spawned three singles Liberty Belle', Money Shot and Blue Valient. Enjoying great critical acclaim, including features and reviews from Kerrang!, The Guardian and Mojo. Further touring of Europe and the US followed culminating in a headlining slot at Glastonbury Festival in 2004. A final single release Heart-On'via the Australian label RiSH followed in 2007 before Bjelland embarked on her own musical hiatus until the much publicised return of Babes in Toyland.

    Whilst fans and critics patiently await the release of new material from the Minneapolis rockers this release finally brings together the two hard to find albums Amusia'and All Kneel'repackaged and pressed on 180g coloured vinyl, combined with the specially compiled and previously unreleased digital album Amnesia'and For Your Patients'a collection of rare recordings from the Amusia'and All Kneel'era's respectively.

    LP 1 - Amusia:
    Side A:
    1. Gone Away
    2. Boomerang Doll
    3. Git Go
    4. Rosacea
    5. Pretty Car

    Side B:
    1. Anathema
    2. Knife Fight
    3. Haunted
    4. Window
    5. Widdershins.

    LP 2 All Kneel:
    Side A:
    1. Liberty Belle
    2. Money Shot
    3. Sweetheart
    4. Blue Valient (with Carina Round)
    5. Emit Time
    6. Ice Cream & Cigarettes

    Side B:
    1. Baby Doll
    2. Asstroglide
    3. No Thing
    4. Layne To Rest
    5. Suffrage / Amnesia

    Download only:
    1. Gone Away (Original 4 Track Demo Version)*
    2. Make The Devil Leave Me Alone*
    3. Long Cool Summer (Demo)*
    4. Keith's Mood (Demo)*
    5. Dragon Lady (Demo)*
    6. Poison (Demo)*
    7. Boomerang Doll (Radio K Session)*
    8. Git Go (Radio K Session)*
    9. Busiest Shopping Day Of The Year
    10. Molly's Lips (Live at the Freebutt)*
    11. Liberty Belle (Original Recording)*

    For Your Patients Download Only:
    1. Ice Cream & Cigarettes (Neil Is The Only One Version)
    2. Money Shot (Demo)
    3. Sweetheart (Tim Mac Version)
    4. No Thing (Tim Mac Version)
    5. Blue Valient (Stripped)
    6. Alectronancy
    7. Liberty Belle (Bis Remix)
    8. Blue Valient (with Carina Round) [Jon Glass Remix]
    9. Sweetheart (Spatula Remix)
    10. Wind-Up Monkey /

    *Previously Unreleased

     

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  • Carina Round 'Deranged to Divine' - Cargo Records UK

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    Carina Round 'Deranged to Divine'

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    This self curated collection from Wolverhampton born Carina Round, brings together, for the first time, material spanning from 2001 to 2015 taken from her first four critically acclaimed albums: ‘The First Blood Mystery’, ‘The Disconnection’, 'Slow Motion Addict’, ‘Tigermending’, as well as the EP 'Things You Should Know’, home to the included track ‘For Everything a Reason’ which featured on the TV series ’American Horror Story: Murder House’. 


    Complimented with two previously unreleased recordings, the bewitching ‘Gunshot’ and an alternate version of the track ‘Want More’, this collection perfectly illustrates the uniqueness of Round’s voice, barbed wire lyrics and a catalogue of haunting and beautiful songs.

    As one of the UK’s most enigmatic songstresses and extraordinary performers, Round’s music has also won her fans and collaborators amongst highly regarded musicians including Maynard James Keenan, Lou Reed, Ryan Adams, Billy Corgan, Dave Stewart and Brian Eno, amongDo Yourself InDo Yourself In / Dehiscest many others.

    ‘Deranged to Divine’ is a retrospective not only for Carina's passionate fan base, who have avidly supported her musical output and extensive touring, celebrating her as one of Britain’s most evocative, diverse and restless artists. For Carina, now based in California and currently working on a new solo record, ‘Deranged to Divine’ also serves as the ideal introduction to her work as a solo artist to fans of Puscifer, the electro-industrial alterna-sunstrokers founded by Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, of which Round is also a member.

    Puscifer are currently enjoying international success with their recent album 'Money Shot’ and it’s accompanying sold out tour. Beautifully packaged, with career spanning imagery by acclaimed photographers and a complete set of lyrics selected and compiled by Carina, 'Deranged to Divine' is a terrific addition to anyone’s record collection, and an essential one to any fan of Carina Round.

    Tracklisting:
    Side A:
    1. You Will Be Loved
    2. Into My Blood
    3. Backseat †
    4. Girl and the Ghost

    Side B:
    5. Elegy (US Version)
    6. Gunshot*†
    7. Come to You †
    8. You and Me

    Side C:
    9. Downslow †
    10. Message to Apollo
    11. Slow Motion Addict †
    12. Overcome †
    13. Want More (Alternate Version)*†
    14. How I See It

    Side D:
    15. For Everything a Reason †
    16. Lacuna (Radio Version) †
    17. Mother’s Pride
    18. The Secret of Drowning

    *Previously Unreleased
    †Vinyl Debut

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  • Blood Sausage 'The Short and Painful Life of'¦' - Cargo Records UK

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    Blood Sausage 'The Short and Painful Life of...' Vinyl 2xLP

    £19.99

    2 x 180g, Coloured, Vinyl & Download Card - Limited Edition 500 Pressing.

    For the first time ever anywhere! It's the thoroughly collected works of Blood Sausage, the early 1990's punk and poetry phenomena that baffled audiences, upset soundmen and really really angered the music press.

    Blood Sausage was a loose fitting musical collective based around Dale Shaw (Vocals and words), AJW Bourton (The McTells, The Beatpack, Cee Bee Beaumont), Owen Thomas (Cee Bee Beaumont, Graham Coxon), Jo Johnson (Huggy Bear, Bleep43), Niki Elliott (Huggy Bear) plus special guests such as Sexton Ming and Kathleen Hanna.

    Featuring their acclaimed Wiiija EP Touching You in Ways That Don't Feel Comfortable'(NME's Single of the Week) every track from their debut album, K single, Clawfist split single with Cornershop plus live tracks, unreleased stuff and demos.

    Described at the time as ' - ¦a plane crash involving Thinking Fellas Local Union 238 and The Kingston Trio with The Standells as the black box flight recorder, Archie Shepp as the rescue crew and Isaac Hayes as the priest administering the last rites - ¦' we still feel this is pretty accurate.

    This double album, coloured vinyl set also features 29 tracks of remastered mayhem plus extensive liner notes from Dale Shaw. Nothing ever sounded like Blood Sausage. Some people think this is a good thing.

    Side A:
    1. What Law Am I Breaking Now?
    2. Fuck You and Your Underground
    3. Foot Down
    4. Billy Joel
    5. Static
    6. Dipper
    7. Slacker Shanty
    8. Fucking a Junky Without a Condom

    Side B:
    1. Lalo
    2. Have Love Will Travel
    3. Evil Niceties*
    4. Masturbation*
    5. Denis Lavant
    6. Living in a Haunted House
    7. Bottom Feeder
    8. Pet Parade*

    Side C:
    1. We All Bleed Red*
    2. Buck Satin*
    3. Knockout Drops
    4. The Girl Who Kissed His Face Like a Clock
    5. Denis Lavant*
    6. Buck Satin*

    Side D:
    1. Devil in Disguise
    2. Fuck You and Your Underground (Live)*
    3. I'm Glad I Never (Live)*
    4. Fuck You and Your Underground (Live)*
    5. What Law Am I Breaking Now? (Live)*
    6. 1-2-5 featuring Kathleen Hanna (Live)*
    7. Devil in Disguise

    (Live)*
    (*Previously Unreleased)
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  • Ghosts of Dead Airplanes 'The Yellow E.P.' - Cargo Records UK

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    Ghosts of Dead Airplanes 'The Yellow E.P.'

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    Pre-Order now and get a Free Download of the E.P. + 'Born To Lose In A Past Life Blues' Video and Art.

    Limited edition of 250.


    Releasing their eponymous debut EP, Ghosts of Dead Airplanes are making a statement of intent.

    Combining melodic keys and vocal lines, with the pure unadulterated noise of dizzying drum beats and ear bleeding guitars, they are a schizophrenic experience.

    Coming across like post punk placed through an alt rock blender on minute, slackers on speed the next, there is a definite musical magpieism at work.

    Their frenetic live shows, draw from an eclectic range of influences and the band make music you'll find difficult not to connect with, combining raw impassioned vocals with a tapestry of riffs and rhythms rich enough for you to lose yourself in.

    Tracklisting:
    1. Barry Norman
    2. Born To Lose In A Past Life Blues
    3. Hair Metal Shame
    4. Deep In The Shallows
    5. Decrepit Lee Lewis

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  • Batteries 'Human Requirements' - Cargo Records UK

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    Batteries 'Human Requirements' Vinyl 7" + Download

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    #Order now and get an instant download of the EP.#


    Very limited 7' single (300 only worldwide)

    'Human Requirements' is the next single to be taken from Batteries, the debut solo album from Sci-Fi Steven from bis'new band Batteries, which is out now via Do Yourself In. The single will come out on 11 September and will be available as a double AA side single with the song 'Softhead', a new recording exclusive to this this 7'. 

    As Sci-Fi Steven Explains, the song "Human Requirements" is a 'thinly veiled political rant about the desperate inability of the electorate to fundamentally put collective welfare ahead of short-term selfishness. The "say-one-thing, vote-another" mentality that pervades and my frustration at conservative negativity. Somehow, it seems to have turned into a pop song with a skinny-tie sprightliness."

    More info about Batteries:

    Batteries is the self-titled debut solo album by Steven Clark (professionally known as Sci-Fi Steven) from Glasgow's Punk/Disco legends bis. An exercise in short, sharp new-wave snappiness, Steven has ramped up the guitars and latent aggression to create a new sound which has already been compared to Devo playing Queens of the Stone Age or vice-versa. Nagging melodies abound with some darker twists and a cynical sense of positivity informs the lyrics. There are plenty of pop hooks for the bis faithful, but Batteries is an angrier beast. 

    "Irresistible post-punk pop." Vive Le Rock 9/10

    "The self-titled debut album from Batteries fizzes with post-punk energy across its 12 tracks, poking you in the ribs with arpeggio riffs that are all angles and elbows." The Herald

     

    "The lead single, which like the project and the album is also called Batteries', is the perfect lead in to the project. It's a sharp-edged three minutes, pushing itself forward with stop-start rhythms, and bloody hell it's catchy." CMU

    Tracklisting:
    1. Human Requirements
    2. Softhead
    3. Human Requirements (Skylab Remix)
    4. Human Requirements (Glitterous Remix)
    5. Human Requirements (Video)



      Links:

      www.batteriesmusic.com

      https://www.facebook.com/batteriesmusic

      https://twitter.com/batteriesmusic

       

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    1. Batteries 'Batteries' - Cargo Records UK

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      Order the CD now and get a free Download of the song 'Batteries'

      Order The Vinyl version now and get a download of the full album.

      Batteries is the self-titled debut solo album by Steven Clark (professionally known as Sci-Fi Steven) from Glasgow's Punk/Disco legends bis.

      An exercise in short, sharp new-wave snappiness, Steven has ramped up the guitars and latent aggression to create a new sound which has already been compared to Devo playing Queens of The Stone Age or vice-versa.

      Nagging melodies abound with some darker twists and a cynical sense of positivity informs the lyrics.

      There's plenty of pop hooks for the bis faithful, but Batteries is an angrier beast. Contains anthemic lead track "Batteries" and the viciously wonky pop of "Human Requirements.

      Batteries - Batteries
      Side A:

      1. Batteries
      2. Flashbacks
      3. Human Requirements
      4. Suicide Everything
      5. Rumour Vs. Lie
      6. Wah! Kinder

      Side B:

      7. Stuck In The Arteries
      8. Cannibals
      9. Straight To Video
      10. London
      11. Anorexia Poster Girls
      12. Destroy My Machines


      Batteries - CD:

      1. Batteries
      2. Flashbacks
      3. Human Requirements
      4. Suicide Everything
      5. Rumour Vs. Lie
      6. Wah! Kinder
      7. Stuck In The Arteries
      8. Cannibals
      9. Straight To Video
      10. London
      11. Anorexia Poster Girls
      12. Destroy My Machines

       

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    2. Bis 'I Love Bis' - Cargo Records UK

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      2 x Red 180g LP + Download Card.

      All the early, hard-to-find EP's collected - from 1994's debut "Transmissions On The Teen-C Tip!" through to 1996's "Bis vs. The DIY Corps", a crazed journey through Riot Grrrl indebted Synth-Pop to the New-Wave poses of chart-bothering "Kandy Pop" and beyond. Inspired by Devo, Bikini Kill and XTC in equal measures, these are the sounds that inspired a devoted fan base and influenced a generation of bands.

      Includes the previously unreleased "Nation Go Yeah! (Home Demonstrations)" - 4-track recordings from 1993-1996, a unique insight into the restless creators brains featuring lost classics and early versions.

      Tracklisting:
      Side A:
      1. Kill Yr Boyfriend
      2. Sci-Fi Superstar
      3. Improved Neu! Formula
      4. Public School Boy
      5. Caustic Sofa
      6. School Disco

      Side B:
      7. Plastik People
      8. Conspiracy A-Go-Go
      9. Pop Socks
      10. Icky-Poo Air Raid
      11. Kandy Pop
      12. Secret Vampires

      Side C:
      13. Teen-C Power
      14. Diska
      15. Keroleen
      16. Grand Royal With Cheese
      17. This Is Fake D.I.Y
      18. Burn The Suit
      19. Dance To The Disco Beat

      Side D:
      20. Nation Go Yeah! (Home Demonstrations)
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    3. Carina Round 'Tigermixes' - Cargo Records UK

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      Carina Round 'Tigermixes'

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      Order now and get a FREE DOWNLOAD of the song "You Will Be Loved [Curt Smith & The Reverend Charlton Pettus Remix]”

      Following the release of her fourth critically acclaimed studio album “Tigermending”, British singer/songwriter Carina Round returns from a brief spell of touring and recording with her other musical endeavours Puscifer and Early Winters with a full-length remix album of its predecessor, the aptly titled “Tigermixes”.

      Collaborating with a host of talent from both her native England and resident US, “Tigermixes” is an exaggerated, re-imagination of Round’s skillfully crafted works, quite unlike any of her releases to date. Boasting the remix and production efforts of an eclectic cut of standout acts including: Puscifer (Maynard James Keenan and Mat Mitchell), Curt Smith (Tears For Fears), Phil Mossman (LCD Soundsystem) and personally selected underground and breakthrough talents, including members of Carina's musical family who worked closely on the making and touring of Tigermending, features re-workings of all eleven tracks from the original album, together with the physical release debut of the fan favourite bonus track “Got to Go” [2000 Years BC Remix] Feat. Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins).Do Yourself InDo Yourself In / Dehisce

      Tracklisting:
      1. Pick Up The Phone [The Swan Sisters Remix]
      2. The Last Time [Sonoio Remix]
      3. Girl and the Ghost [Puscifer Remix]
      4. You and Me [The Beta Machine Remix]
      5. Set Fire [Mang-Kon Remix]
      6. You Will Be Loved [Curt Smith & The Reverend Charlton Pettus Remix]
      7. Marcel Marcel / The Arrangement [Gary Go vs. Thorne Remix]
      8. Weird Dream [Avan Lava Remix]
      9. Mother’s Pride [Hillstromania Remix]
      10. The Secret of Drowning [Phil Mossman Remix]
      11. Simplicity Hurts [Glitterous Remix]
      12. Go to Go [2000 Years BC Remix] Feat. Billy Corgan.

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