Records of the Week: Goat Girl, Arlo Parks, Nils Frahm, The Besnard Lakes, Anna B Savage, Rats On Rafts and Jim Ghedi.

Records of the Week: Goat Girl, Arlo Parks, Nils Frahm, The Besnard Lakes, Anna B Savage, Rats On Rafts and Jim Ghedi.

Here we go folks, it’s the biggest week of new releases we’ve ever done™

Hello, Friends.

We're launching this lovely great big release week with On All Fours, the marvellous second album from Goat Girl; our January Record of the Month. The band worked with Dan Carey on production and it just has such a great flow, quite dreamy but with plenty of bite. It really is a vivid and quite brilliant album.

+ Our Indie LP is pressed on transparent pink vinyl. 
+ All orders between now and Saturday (including preorders) will go into the hat for our signed test pressing.

Collapsed In Sunbeams is the highly anticipated full debut LP from Arlo Parks... And rightfully so, it's gonna be bloody massive. She is warm, very open and her voice is delicious. The weight of being 'the voice of a generation' seems a bit much, but this is a really accomplished album to have made so young. 

+ LP is pressed on Deep Red vinyl. 

Dinked Editions

Not only have we (nearly) announced three new editions this week, Friday is something of a Dinked record, with five albums hitting the racks*. Let's do this in order;

Number 71 is Excerpts From Chapter 3: The Mind Runs A Net Of Rabbit Paths, the new psych-fuelled journey from Rats On Rafts. The sonic textures on this one are really special, plenty to dig into. The package is insane! The deluxe origami sleeve is quite amazing, we'll try and do it justice with photos.

Number 72 is A Common Turn, the spellbindingly profound and deliciously honest debut album from London-based artist, Anna B Savage. Produced with fellow Dinker William Doyle, this really feels like quite a special release, there is such power in her, even when she whispers. In a week of epic releases and massive noises, it was those whispers that really blew our minds, She is, therefore, our Record of the Week.

Number 76 is Jim Ghedi's profoundly unique and moving In The Furrows Of Common Place. He really is one of the most arresting young voices around, breaking folk out of the traditional. CD/LP are here, Dinked LP due very soon.

Number 77 is a very fond welcome back to The Besnard Lakes. An utterly massive new LP of long, winding hooks from the Montreal rockers... The Besnard Lakes are the Last of the Great Thunderstorm Warnings. Dense and weighty, but really not a wasted second across its epic 76 minute run time.

Number 78 is WASTELAND, the debut album from Bristol art-punk outfit, LICE. A concept album set in an unearthly liminal space populated by shape-shifters, time-travellers, talking genitalia and ectoplasmic spectres. Such a lush pace to this one, it really is a thriller.

* Anna and Jim Dinked LP's are both due very soon.

Goat Girl

One of the great composers of our generation. Tripping With Nils Frahm captures the awe-inspiring and befitting performances at Berlin's Funkhaus. This really is quite an amazing set. (CD due next month)

Steven Wilson returns with The Future Bites, an exploration of how the human brain has evolved in the Internet era. Keep an eye on the Drift site as we'll hopefully have a few more signed indie vinyl copies online shortly.

Albertine Sarges releases the absolutely maximal The Sticky Fingers on Moshi Moshi. This one has so much going on.

Really hyped to have LNZNDRF, the super super-group back in action with II, their second album. Hypnotic stuff this, really limited clear/white vinyl pressing too.

Depeche Mode's Martin Gore releases The Third Chimpanzee E.P. on Mute. Really immersive stuff, got quite lost in this one. It's on Azure Blue vinyl and includes an art print.

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio release the fantastic I Told You So on Colemine Records. We got caught short on this gem, more stock landing ASAP... It channels Jimmy Smith and cosmic Jimi Hendrix. Great stuff.

Also this week; The long-awaited return of The Notwist with Vertigo DaysDenise Johnson's (RIP) wonderful Where Does It Go, a great live album from Joan As Police Woman, The Body in glimmering form with I’ve Seen All I Need To See (includes limited edition Silver vinyl pressing), The Chameleons celebrate 35 years since their Manchester Ritz show with Return of The Roughnecks and Nahawa Doumbia's euphoric Kanawa on Awesome Tapes from Africa, recorded with a full, traditional-pop ensemble. 

And talk about this for a combo... Ty Segall and Cory Hanson (of Wand) combine for the limited She's a Beam 10". Goes without saying, we think this is AMAZING. 

Best New Reissues

A lush compilation on Brownswood Recordings this week called Indaba Is, showcasing some of the finest jazz musicians and improvisers from South Africa. LP format landing imminently and includes a 12" art print if you're quick.

Thrilled to have Flying Burrito Brothers' The Gilded Palace Of Sin back on wax, a debut album that damn near single-handedly created country-rock.

We have a limited edition, ultra-clear transparent vinyl pressing of Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. Besides this being iconic and all-time brilliant, no one ever makes enough of a fuss about the lineup... Utterly wild.

A limited volley of Uncle Tupelo reissues on colour vinyl just landed, with No Depression, Still Feel Gone and March 16-20, 1992 all sounding fantastic.

A cool-looking '20th Anniversary Travel Versions' of St Germain's Tourist is here on CD, LP due shortly. My god, did we ever sell a ton of these back in the day. There were times when people seemingly came to us to buy Tourist and Buena Vista Social Club exclusively!

We had a few more of the Love Record Store exclusives arrive, with Modern Nature's beautiful Annual now in stock Dark Green Vinyl. No promises, but keep an eye on that collection as we're trying to source more Four Tet and Phoebe Bridgers as both flew out!

The gift that keeps giving, PJ Harvey's massive fourth studio album, Is This Desire? is reissued on vinyl for the first time. As with her other albums released to date, the audio has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish. Not only this, but we have the companion Demos release too. Love her.

Anything else? Probably? Dinked 95 goes live at 6pm tonight depending on when you're reading this. Oh, Maggot Brain #3 just landed too. Oh, and Drive-By Truckers The New OK landed on vinyl too.

Thanks for your considerations.

- Drift


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