Stealing Sheep and the Radiophonic Workshop -La Planète Sauvage

HAL 9000, we have officially entered space!
Legendary electro ladies, Stealing Sheep, team up with the Radiophonic Workshop to re-create
René Laloux’s 1973 sci-fi animation ‘La Planète Sauvage (Fantastic Planet)’. This futuristic album celebrates all things Doctor Who and Delia Derbyshire.

Ever have that feeling where you’re not sure if you’re awake or dreaming? Prepare to loose yourself in this sci-fi classic!

“It was a natural assignation…; Stealing Sheep are a unique trio who have a rather wonderful and instinctive feel for the harmonies and magical traditions of art-pop. We are, in effect, art electronica, our music based on natural and unnatural sounds, fields and technologies, past and present. It seemed utterly natural to bring these traditions together in the live re-scoring ‘La Planète Sauvage’, itself, a wonderful piece of psychedelic folk animation. The result was a rather magical moment for us all, that, thank goodness, we were able to capture and re-live” The Radiophonic Workshop

If you don’t already know, get to know!

Lady Blackbird – Black Acid Soul

Debut album from the fabulous Lady Blackbird! As rich as treacle tart and as classic as a Cornetto! Lady Blackbird enters the soul-jazz scene with a bang and Gilles Peterson calling her “the Grace Jones of jazz”. What is not to love?! A voice not to miss. Fans of Chaka Khan, Nina Simone and Issac Hayes will enjoy…

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – The Boy Named If


Ding Dong he’s done it again! New Album from Elvis Costello filled with bright melodies, fresh lyrics and toe tappin’ hits! Listen out for Magnificent Hurt and Farewell, OK.

Costello describes the album as a collection of songs that “take us from the last days of a bewildered boyhood to that mortifying moment when you are told to stop acting like a child – which for most men (and perhaps a few gals too) can be any time in the next fifty years.”

“‘IF,’ is a nickname for your imaginary friend; your secret self, the one who knows everything you deny, the one you blame for the shattered crockery and the hearts you break, even your own.”

IF only we all had some more Elvis in our lives…

Shannon Lay, “Geist”

Geist by Shannon Lay

Geist feels like a window – or a mirror – into possibilities of the self and beyond. Shannon Lay’s new album is tender intensity, placeless and ethereal. It exists in the chasms of the present – a world populated by shadow selves, spiritual awakenings, déjà vu, and past lives.

“Something sleeps inside us,” Lay insists on the opening track, and that’s the guiding philosophy throughout. A winding, golden, delicate thread of intuition that explores the unknown, the possibility. Its title, Geist, the German word for spirit, is rife with an otherworldly presence, the suggestion of another. The promise that you are never alone.

Lay tracked vocals and guitar at Jarvis Tavinere of Woods’s studio, then sent the songs out to multi-instrumentalists Ben Boye (Bonnie Prince Billy, Ty Segall) in Los Angeles and Devin Hoff (Sharon Van Etten, Cibo Matto) in New York; trusting their musical instincts and intuition. She then sent those recordings to Sofia Arreguin (Wand) and Aaron Otheim (Heatwarmer, Mega Bog) for additional keys, while Ty Segall contributed a guitar solo on “Shores.”

Ty Segall, “Harmonizer”

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Get some reinforcements for your Ty Segall shelf, because there’s a new one out now! His first in two years! Harmonizer is a glossy, barely-precedented sound for him, and truth, it enraptures the ear — but in Ty’s hands, the sound is also a tool that allows him to cut through dense undergrowth, making for some of his cleanest songs and starkest ideas to date.

Parquet Courts, “Sympathy for Life”

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Did you get the memo? Same vibes as New York 80s synth-y New Wave… if you dig that (Talking Heads, etc.), you’ll sure as hell dig this.

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Illuminati Hotties, “Let Me Do One More”

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Illuminati Hotties is the moniker of the Los Angeles based songwriter and producer Sarah Tudzin with new LP Let Me Do One More. If you like punky, riot grrrl vibes, (Bikink Kill, The Breeders, Le Tigre…), you’ll love this! Let Me Do One More features guest appearances by Buck Meek and Alex Menne of Great Grandpa and will scratch the unending itch of indieheads everywhere.

Pearl Charles, ‘Magic Mirror’

When I first listened to this, I thought I’d been sucked into a time warp and been magically transported back to the 1970s. Maybe it was something in my tea? Who knows. Anyway, I’m sat here, trying to write this little intro but I can’t, because I’m now involuntarily swaying along to the music. How did this happen? Guess it must have been those ABBA-esque, Carole King vibes going on. Mother Earth knows I love a slide guitar, and oh boy is this album drenched in that sunkissed, laidback vibe. Like a flashback to sunnier days… Be right back, just digging out my flares, crochet vest and glitter eyeshadow…

Magic Mirror by Pearl Charles

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