Records of the Week: Shame, Buck Meek, Sleaford Mods, Pom Poko, White Flowers, Beautify Junkyards and Tim Story.

Records of the Week: Shame, Buck Meek, Sleaford Mods, Pom Poko, White Flowers, Beautify Junkyards and Tim Story.

It’s a full week full, lots of different noises that are new and old

Hello, Friends.

Record of the Week is a big return that we've been waiting AGES for over here. Shame are back on the Drift racks with a pounding new album, loaded with the same fury and vitriol as their excellent debut, Drunk Tank Pink expands with post punk-funk tones and some brilliantly confident and defiantly off-kilter delivery. Smart and jacked up, going to play this a lot.

+ Our indie LPs are pressed on Galaxy Pink Vinyl & come with a signed insert.

Although we've already announced THREE new ones, we actually have our hands on our first Dinked Edition of the year this week with Buck Meek's fantastic Two Saviors LP. It's a beautiful, honest and wonderfully warm solo album from the Big Thief guitarist. It was recorded live and unfused (in the summer New Orleans heat) and has a super breezy vibe to it. Highly recommended, this one.

In the duel climate of this government trying to navigate COVID and Brexit, could we hope for any more suitable social spokesmen than Sleaford Mods? The duo return on Rough Trade with the gripping, funny, poignant and ferocious Spare Ribs. This is all about kicking against the pricks.

+ Indie Edition LP is Transparent Green Vinyl. 
+ Order the album this week to be entered into the prize draw for a dirty-looking signed test pressing.

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We’re thrilled to have Pom Poko back this week on Bella Union. Cheater find Norway’s finest punk-pop anti-conformists in thrilling form, hurtling around with some brutal edges but loads of pop sensibility. A massively underrated band and always such a joy. 

+ 140g clear vinyl + PVC printed outer sleeve including download. 

COSMORAMA is the second LP on Ghost Box from Beautify Junkyards. Luscious and expansive psychedelic dream-pop deeply rooted with Brazilian and Portuguese musical heritage. Highly recommended. 

Jeremy Gara, drummer of Arcade Fire, releases his second solo album Passerine Finale on Invada Records. Really lush experimentalism, with static noises and melodic drones.

Also this week, SUCKAPUNCH is the massive new LP from You Me At Six. There's the Cerys Matthews-led lead We Come From The Sun project. Midnight Sister (Juliana Giraffe and Ari Balouzian) release the dreamy Painting the Roses on Jagjaguwar.

White Flowers' gloriously gothic Within A Dream EP arrives today via Tough Love too. Love these guys.

Some other nice bits due with us shortly, including the fantastic Maral LP and the first part of the Everything Is Recorded x CLIPZ 12" series.

Drift Record Shop

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard's excellent K.G is now here and shipping on all formats. 

We've fallen in love with Tim Story's long-lost Threads album that debuts this week on the immaculate Dais Records. A brilliant story of pre-internet communications and long-forgotten recordings, it's fantastically homespun electronic music with tons of charm. Love it.

+ Indie LP pressed on Clear Vinyl.

The Black Keys 2010 Brothers LP gets a Deluxe Anniversary Reissue this week. 7" boxset is fun and the double LP press sounds super-warm.

Billie Joe & Norah Jones' Foreverly gets a fresh pressing (on Creamy Orange vinyl).

WOWEE ZOWEEEEEE!!! Pavement's superb (aren't they all) third LP is back on wax. It's been a bit of a chaotic roll-out for these reissues, but it's damn good to have them all finally.

Blue Note goodness this week in the form of pianist Horace Silver's Brazilian inspired Song For My Father and saxophonist Wayne Shorter's Speak No Evil.

Closing out this week with more Blue Note news... we did a MASSIVE restock. Have a browse here, so many of the killer releases we've been raving about over the last twelve months. Could do with a playlist really couldn't it?

- Drift


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