Pre-sale of the week: Bright Eyes – Down In The Weeds, Where The World Once Was, out 21 August

A lone pair of footsteps meanders down a street in Omaha, into the neighbourhood bar and then into a near-imperceptible tangle of conversations – about wars, sleepless nights – a surrealist din pushing against the sound of ragtime. Then, as the background quiets, a line rings out clearly: “I think about how much people need…

New releases for 26 June 2020

We kick off this week’s recommendations with Khruangbin, a group that has always been multilingual, weaving far-flung musical languages like East Asian surf-rock, Persian funk and Jamaican dub into mellifluous harmony. But on their third album, they’re finally speaking out loud. Mordechai features vocals prominently on nearly every song, a first for the mostly instrumental…

Pre-sale of the week: JARV IS… – Beyond The Pale, out 17 July

JARV IS… pleased to announce its debut album, Beyond The Pale, which is the first original music from Jarvis Cocker since the Further Complications album in 2009. JARV IS… a band featuring Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar, percussion), Serafina Steer (harp, keyboards, vocals), Emma Smith (violin, guitar vocals), Andrew McKinney (bass, vocals), Jason Buckle (synthesiser &…