Inertia, the new album from We Are Parasols, is out now. Inertia is powerful sci-fi themed record about a dystopian future with eerie parallels to our present. We Are Parasols have been called 'industrial gaze', and it's an apt description. Heavy industrial noise, triggered percussion, effected guitars, and atmospheric vocals all combine for a unique heavily-melodic sound. Check out the single Dim for a glimpse into the sound of Inertia.
Inertia was mixed by Jeremy Wilkins. It was mastered by Adam at Telegraph.
Some Twist, the new album from Michael Nau, is out now. Michael Nau, who previously played in Page France and Cotton Jones, flexes him solo songwriting skills here. Some Twist is a hushed and diffuse record with a captivatingly laid-back character. It pulls beauty from the ephemeral. Check out the single Good Thing below for a taste of what Some Twist is all about, and then pick up the limited edition pink vinyl before it's gone.
Some Twist is out now on Suicide Squeeze records. It was mastered for Download/CD, Vinyl, and cut in-house by Adam at Telegraph.
Oakland deathrock/post-punk band Ötzi's new full length LP, Ghosts, is out now. Recorded by Stan Wright at Buzz or Howl Studios; the captured performances on this record are wholly provocative and reminiscent of moody badass goth epics of the 80's. The atmospheric layering on this record is utterly addictive. Definitely check out their title track "Winter" on bandcamp or grab one of these beautiful custom vinyl records.
Ghost is out on Near Dark and Last Hour Records. Mastered for digital release by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory, and mastered for vinyl by Amy Dragon at Telegraph.
The reissue of Willie Nelson's debut album, ...And Then I Wrote, is out now. Before Willie was a hero of outlaw country and public weed consumption he was an earnest Americana songsmith. His voice is fantastic on his debut, and it features the hit song Crazy, made famous when Patsy Cline covered it. ...And Then I Wrote was remastered from the original source for this limited edition vinyl release. Grab a copy while you can!
...And Then I Wrote is out on Jackpot Records. It was remastered for vinyl and cut with the utmost care by Adam at Telegraph.
Ardor, the full length from Big Brave, is out now. Ardor is another installment of Big Brave's bracing experimental rock. Fury and calm, tension and release, delicate melodies and intense noise. All these factors play against each other on Ardor, and the results are wonderful. Jessica Moss from Thee Silver Mt Zion Memorial Orchestra and Thierry Amar from Godspeed You! Black Emperor both guest.
Ardor is out now on Southern Lord. It was mastered for vinyl/cut by Adam at Telegraph.
Pool Party, the new album from Myke Bogan, is out now. Pool Party is a fantastic showcase of Myke Bogan's introspective songwriting and stirring performance style. His flow is lapidary and effortless, and the rhymes are clever. Check out the track Winding Roads below for an irresistible taste of what Myke is up to and then grab a copy of the album on limited edition yellow vinyl before it's gone.
Pool Party was mixed by Justin Longerbeam and is out on Erst. It was mastered for all formats by Adam at Telegraph.
Private Press's July club release, Gospel Train by Bishop Dready Manning. Born in 1934 in North Carolina, and Inspired by musicians like Blind Boy Fuller and Brownie McGhee, Manning, launched his musical career in the local blues clubs bootlegging moonshine on the side. Fast living caught up with him and he eventually moved from the clubs to electrifying his home town's spiritual community with arrangements of treasured gospel tunes and many of his own striking compositions. Proceeds from this release will go on to support Music Maker Relief Foundation.
Gospel Train is available now through Private Press and online. It was mastered for vinyl/cut by Amy Dragon at Telegraph.
The self titled debut from Sunbathe is out now. Sunbathe features of Maggie Morris of Genders fame as bandleader and songwriter. The music channels the ascendent melodies of 70s radio with the vim and vigor of punk. Lyrically Sunbathe is about strength through adversity, and finding silver linings. Check out Magic Number below and grab a copy of the limited edition vinyl before it's gone.
Sunbathe was recorded by Victor Nash at Destination Universe. It was mastered for digital/CD and vinyl by Adam at Telegraph.
Call Of The Road, the newest release out now from Jenny Don't And The Spurs. This edgy garagey-country full length release is not to be missed. Jenny's visceral crooning is a call back to country greats with a contemporary grind. Don't is backed by outstanding PDX all-stars, Kelly Halliburton of Pierced Arrows, Sam Henry of Wipers and The Rats, and JT Halmfilst of Audios Amigos.
Call Of The Road is available now through Mississippi Records. It was mixed at Red Lantern Studios by Evan Mersky. Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. And was mastered for vinyl/cut by Amy Dragon at Telegraph.
Lazy Karaoke, the new LP from Human Leather, is out now. Lazy Karaoke is beautiful amalgam of everything that makes synth-pop great. It careens from dark electro to slick disco-influenced dance tracks. 80s influences abound but Human Leather has their unique sound, informed by the past but singular and modern. Check out the album opener Not My Business Anymore below and then grab a copy on vinyl before it's gone.
Lazy Karaoke is out now on Circle Social Records. It was mastered for vinyl by Adam at Telegraph.