Groove Is In The Heart is the first of 3 singles from the forthcoming album “Don’t Get Lost” released in February 2017. Both tracks (Groove Is In The Heart & Throbbing Gristle) feature vocals by Tess Parks, these tracks give an idea of the changing rhythms of the Brian Jonestown Massacre for the new album.
Heavy hypnotic beating drums, with smoky vocals provided by Tess Parks.
Anton Newcombe has been a very busy man these past 2 years, kicking off with the critically acclaimed Brian Jonestown Massacre album ‘Revelation’ in May 2014. After a successful UK and European tour, the BJM followed this up with the ‘+-‘ EP (Nov 2014). 2015 saw the release of ‘Musique de film imaginé’ (April); an imaginary film soundtrack album featuring the track ‘Bonbon’ which has, ironically, been used in ‘Dheepan’; the Palme D'or winner at Cannes film festival 2015.
In June, Anton and Tess Parks embarked on a well received tour of the UK and Europe to support the release of ‘I Declare Nothing’. Anton finished the 2015 with a BJM mini-album release entitled ‘Mini-Album Thingy Wingy’.
In 2016 The band released 2 singles and the critically acclaimed Third World Pyramid. The band have been touring the world since November 2015 ,playing Australia, New Zealand , and then in 2016 USA , Canada , Europe , Chile & Argentina. 10” -
Kreol Lovecall is south London-born multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Richards. A fixture in some of Britain’s more left-leaning musical scenes for almost two decades, the album Jangle and Chime is his astonishing solo debut.
Until recently an integral member of UK heavy psych rockers Hey Colossus, Richards played a major part in the band’s transition from harsh noise-rock blowouts to a more focused and melodic proposition. His influence shouts loudest on their two 2015 albums, In Black And Gold and Radio Static High (both on Rocket Recordings).
Kreol Lovecall is a bold and surprising stylistic change; a project featuring clean, shimmering guitar and soulful vocals, tightly packed arrangements of popping drum machine, funky bass and Casio keyboard.
‘One In F1ve’ is the first single from the album, released on 5 December via Fighting Spirit Records. 21st century blues with pulsing synths and a mantra-like chorus, it reflects the doom and dread brought on by a Trumped-up, post-Brexit present and future back in on itself.
Written and recorded in the spring of 2016, the album anticipates the increased tension and division subsequently surfacing on the streets of Britain & the US in the fallout from seismic votes.
With deeply personal songs addressing themes of alienation, racial identity and tensions, mental health, the refugee crisis, the consequences of a party lifestyle and consumerism, you might expect a deluge of misery. But what you get are songs you can dance to.
“…Equal parts Sly and the Family Stone, Fugazi and Cocteau Twins; a varied but well measured mixture from a man who clearly has something to say about the politics of diversity and separation that dominate our cultural conversation in these times.” – The Monitors.
Tracklisting: 1. Time 2. No Sense No Feeling 3. Not Composites 4. Social Spaces 5. True Golden Dawn 6. One In F1ve 7. In Camps And In Cages 8. Glimpses 9. Points Of View 10. Emojis And Memes
The vinyl comes in a custom-made pocket inserted into a Japanese-style, resealeable clear plastic sleeve well suited for the collectible this release is destined to be.
Dilla’s classic, out of print for over a decade, remastered from Dilla’s original mixes and issued on Pay Jay as a badge-shaped picture disc single for Record Store Day 2015.
The Estate of James Yancey revived J.Dilla’s Pay Jay Productions as a functioning imprint and announced its release of Dilla's long lost vocal album, The Diary. But before that full-length is issued, Pay Jay now announces the final single to be released from the project. It’s a classic in every way. This single of Dilla’s anthem was originally released as a standard 12”. That vinyl is now rare and out of print.
On the Pay Jay issue coming for Record Store Day, both the vocal and instrumental are sourced directly from mix-downs that Dilla himself created.
This limited edition Record Store Day release is a badge-shaped picture disc single and features Jeff Jank’s ironic take on Dilla’s message.