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Moses Boyd collaborates with SW2 on new 12”

With El-B and Sully on remix duties.

Drummer and producer Moses Boyd is releasing a new collaborative EP with SW2 — titled Bridge The Gap / Dirty South — via London label GD4YA this May.

Read more: Moses Boyd on the drummers that shape his sound

The 12” features two new tracks from Boyd and anonymous artists SW2, alongside remixes from El-B and Sully.

Bridge The Gap / Dirty South is adorned with photography from Georgina Cook, who launched a podcast exploring the intersection of art and music last year.

The new record continues a stellar run from Boyd that includes the Absolute Zero EP, released on The Vinyl Factory in 2017.

Pre-order Bridge The Gap / Dirty South here in advance of its 10th May release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. SW2 ft Moses Boyd -Bridge The Gap
2. SW2 ft Moses Boyd – Bridge The Gap (El-B Remix)
3. SW2 ft Moses Boyd & Emmanuel Folorunso – Dirty South
4. SW2 ft Moses Boyd & Emmanuel Folorunso – Dirty South (Sully Remix)

Photo by: Franco Truscello

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VF Live: Musclecars

Disco, house, and jazz.

In VF Live, our favourite collectors take you inside their homes, record shops and studios for intimate selects and mixes.

For their first VF Live set, NYC duo Musclecars select disco, house and jazz tunes they bought during lockdowns.

“We wanted the mix to feel similar to our Coloring Lessons parties, in that the energy is high, but you can still hear a jazz tune thrown in there,” the pair explain.

“The pandemic has forced us to re-contextualise a lot of music, and look at the way we play through a different lens. For us, it brought about this new concept that ‘all music can be dance music’ and ‘any floor can be a dance floor’.”

For more on Coloring Lessons, check out their Facebook group where they post the music they’ve recently discovered.

Watch and listen to the set above, check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Pat Metheny Group – San Lorenzo (intro)
2. Montana – V.M.
3. Goapele – Catch 22 (JB’s Dub Mix)
4. Hustlers Convention – Meltdown
5. Frankie Valentine – Zumbi (Henrik Schwarz Dub Remix)
6. Femi Kuti – Truth Don Die (Kerri Chandler Remix)
7. Chari Chari – Across The Universe (Full Story Version)
8. Raze – Break 4 Love (Spanish Fly)
9. Seal – Violet (Shelter Dub)
10. Joaquin “Joe” Claussell – With More Lover (Piano Version)
11. Reel People – Second Guess (Blaze Shrine Vocal Mix)
12. Manfredo Fest – Jungle Kitten
13. Azymuth – Jazz Carnival

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Billie Eilish releasing new album Happier Than Ever on vinyl

With a series of different colour options.

Billie Eilish is releasing her new album — Happier Than Ever — on vinyl, via Darkroom/Interscope this July.

Like her debut WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO?, Happier Than Ever was written and produced solely by Eilish and her brother FINNEAS.

The album will be pressed on standard black vinyl, as well as grey, pale yellow, golden yellow, and limited opaque brown options.

It follows a self-titled photo book exploring Eilish’s childhood and early career, which will be published this May.

Pre-order Happier Than Ever here in advance of its 30th July release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Getting Older
2. I Didn’t Change My Number
3. Billie Bossa Nova
4. my future
5. Oxytocin
6. GOLDWING
7. Lost Cause
8. Halley’s Comet
9. Not My Responsibility
10. OverHeated
11. Everybody Dies
12. Your Power
13. NDA
14. Therefore I Am
15. Happier Than Ever
16. Male Fantasy

Photo © Lars Crommelinck Photography

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Burial releases surprise split EP with Blackdown, Shock Power Of Love

Featuring two new tracks from the elusive producer.

Burial has surprise released a new split EP with Blackdown, titled Shock Power of Love, via Blackdown’s own Keysound imprint.

The four track EP features two new songs from the influential producer, alongside a tune by Blackdown and his remix of Heatmap’s ‘Arklight’.

The duo surprise-released the EP early today (Friday 30th April), and have shared few details about the record.

It follows Burial’s collaborative ‘Her Revolution’/’His Rope’ 12” with Thom Yorke and Four Tet.

Purchase a copy of Shock Power of Love here, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Blackdown – This Journey VIP
2. Burial – Dark Gethsemane
3. Heatmap – Arklight (Blackdown remix)
4. Burial – Space Cadet

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Ramona Córdova uses poetry and guitar to explore systemic oppression on new LP

“Commanding a firm kindness as a reminder to love yourself enough to accept others.”

Sound artist and multi-instrumentalist Ramona Córdova is releasing a new album, called Naïve, via Hidden Harmony this June.

The ten track album uses delicate guitar compositions and poetic lyricism to explore themes of systemic oppression, racism, misogyny, policing, and patriarchy.

Córdova describes Naïve as aiming to “to foster healing and healthy growth towards maturing. I feel it commanding a kind of firm kindness as a reminder to love yourself enough to accept others, by way of accepting yourself.”

It follows Hidden Harmony’s release of Morita Vargas’ 8 album, in 2020.

Pre-order Naïve here in advance of its 10th June release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

Side A

1. Mouth of Autumn
2. Peace Through Violence
3. Men On The Mountain
4. Loving Him
5. The Bridge Works

Side B

1. Still
2. Woke
3. So Long
4. Scared I’ll Bite You
5. The End

Photo by Jean Luc Charles

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PJ Harvey reissuing White Chalk on vinyl

Alongside an album of previously unreleased demos.

PJ Harvey is reissuing her White Chalk album on vinyl via UMC/Island this June.

Read more: PJ Harvey in 10 essential records

Harvey’s seventh studio album, White Chalk saw her trading guitar for piano and adopting a more haunting tone than previous releases.

Originally released in 2007, the new reissue is accompanied by an album of previously unreleased demos.

It follows the reissue of The Peel Sessions 1991-2004, this May.

Pre-order White Chalk here in advance of its 25th June reissue, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

White Chalk

Side A

1. The Devil
2. Dear Darkness
3. Grow Grow Grow
4. When Under Ether
5. White Chalk

Side B

1. Broken Harp
2. Silence
3. To Talk To You
4. The Piano
5. Before Departure
6. The Mountain

White Chalk Demos

Side A

1. The Devil – Demo
2. Dear Darkness – Demo
3. Grow Grow Grow – Demo
4. When Under Ether – Demo
5. White Chalk – Demo

Side B

1. Broken Harp – Demo
2. Silence – Demo
3. To Talk To You – Demo
4. The Piano – Demo
5. Before Departure – Demo
6. The Mountain – Demo

Photo by: Tarplan

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Peter Zummo, Peter Broderick cover Arthur Russell in new 7” series

Alongside Lætitia Sadier, Mabe Fratti and more.

A new 7” series of Arthur Russell covers, called Small Wonder, is being released by Unheard of Hope.

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The six-part series will feature covers by artists including Peter Zummo, Peter Broderick, Stereolab’s Lætitia Sadier, Mabe Fratti, and more.

The first 7” features Zummo’s cover of ‘Tone Bone Kone’ paired with Broderick’s version of ‘All-Boy All-Girl’.

Small Wonder follows Soul Jazz Records’ reissue of The World Of Arthur Russell, in April.

Purchase Small Wonder Series 1 – Songs of Arthur Russell here, and check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Tone Bone Kone – Peter Zummo
2. All-Boy All-Girl – Peter Broderick

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VF Live: Paramida

House, techno, and trance live from Portugal.

In VF Live, our favourite collectors take you inside their homes, record shops and studios for intimate selects and mixes.

Since moving to Berlin in 2010, Paramida has become a Panorama Bar resident and launched her own label Love On The Rocks.

Now making her VF Live debut, broadcasting from Portugal, Paramida delivers an hour of house, techno, and trance tracks from Bohemia, Servo Unique, and ZYN.

Watch and listen to the set above, check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Glam — My Mother Said (Cosmic Trance Mix)
2. Trans 4M — Dencity (Urban Tribe Mix)
3. Sound Set — So In Love With you (Dub Mix)
4. Timeless — Top Cat
5. ZYN — Dub Me Too
6. D.A.B. — Offspring
7. Stage 28 — Feel The Night (Repercussion Version)
8. Corrado — Trust (Rezzzmix)
9. Last Rhythm — Open Your Mind (Percussion Mix)
10. Servo Unique — Ba’ Dum Bah Da
11. Alex Kassian — Oolong Trance (Club Mix)
12. Bohemia — Mortal Storm (Mortal Stomp Mix)

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Trumpeter Jaimie Branch releasing new live album on International Anthem

Capturing a pre-COVID performance at Moods, Switzerland.

Composer, trumpeter and singer Jaimie Branch is releasing a new live album, called FLY or DIE LIVE, via International Anthem this May.

The album was recorded in January 2020 at Moods in Zurich, and features live versions of tracks from Branch’s FLY or DIE and FLY or DIE II: bird dogs of paradise LPs.

FLY or DIE LIVE was recorded with Branch on trumpet and vocals, Chad Taylor on drums and mbira, Lester St. Louis on cello and percussion, and Jason Ajemian on bass and vocals.

It follows International Anthem’s release of Carlos Niño’s More Energy Fields, Current album this May.

Pre-order FLY or DIE LIVE here in advance of its 21st May release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. birds of paradise
2. prayer for amerikkka pt. 1 & 2
3. lesterlude
4. twenty-three n me, jupiter redux
5. reflections on a broken sea
6. whales
7. theme 001
8. …meanwhile
9. theme 002
10. sun tines
11. leaves of glass
12. the storm
13. waltzer
14. slip tider
15. simple silver surfer
16. bird dogs of paradise
17. nuevo roquero estéreo
18. love song
19. theme nothing

Photo by: Peter Gannushkin

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Laura Nyro’s 1967-78 LPs reissued in new 8xLP box set

Alongside live versions, photographs, interviews and more.

Laura Nyro’s 1967-78 studio albums are being reissued in a new box set, titled Laura Nyro: American Dreamer, via Madfish/Snapper Music this July.

Read more: The volatile and versatile brilliance of Laura Nyro in 10 songs

The box set includes: More Than a New Discovery, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession, New York Tendaberry, Christmas and the Beads of Sweat, Gonna Take a Miracle, Smile, and Nested.

Alongside the seven studio albums, American Dreamer also includes an LP of rarities and live takes, photographs, interviews and liner notes.

Pre-order American Dreamer here in advance of its 30th July release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.

More Than A New Discovery

Side A

1. Goodbye Joe
2. Billy’s Blues
3. And When I Die
4. Stoney End
5. Lazy Susan
6. Hands Off The Man

Side B

1. Wedding Bell Blues
2. Buy And Sell
3. He’s A Runner
4. Blowin’ Away
5. I Never Meant To Hurt You
6. California Shoe-Shine Boys

Eli And The Thirteenth Confession

Side A

1. Luckie
2. Lu
3. Sweet Blindness
4. Poverty Train
5. Lonely Women
6. Eli’s Comin’

Side B

1. Timer
2. Stoned Soul Picnic
3. Emmie
4. Woman’s Blues
5. Once It Was Alright Now (Farmer Joe)
6. December’s Boudoir
7. The Confession

New York Tendaberry

Side A

1. You Don’t Love Me When I Cry
2. Captain For Dark Mornings
3. Tom Cat Goodbye
4. Mercy On Broadway
5. Save The Country

Side B

1. Gibsom Street
2. Time And Love
3. The Man Who Sends Me Home
4. Sweet Lovin’ Baby
5. Captain Saint Lucifer
6. New York Tendaberry

Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat

Side A
1. Brown Earth
2. When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag
3. Blackpatch
4. Been On A Train
5. Up On The Roof

Side B

1. Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp
2. Map To The Treasure
3. Beads Of Sweat
4. Christmas In My Soul

Gonna Take A Miracle (with Labelle)

Side A

1. I Met Him On A Sunday
2. The Bells
3. Monkey Time / Dancing In The Street
4. Desiree
5. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me

Side B

1. Spanish Harlem
2. Jimmy Mack
3. Wind
4. Nowhere To Run
5. It’s Gonna Take A Miracle

Smile (1976)

Side A

1. Sexy Mama
2. Children Of The Junks
3. Money
4. I Am The Blues

Side B

1. Stormy Love
2. The Cat-Song
3. Midnite Blue
4. Smile

Nested

Side A

1. Mr. Blue (The Song Of Communications)
2. Rhythm And Blues
3. My Innocence
4. Crazy Love
5. American Dreamer

Side B

1. Springblown
2. The Sweet Sky
3. Light (Pop’s Principle)
4. Child In A Universe
5. The Nest

Rarities & Live Recordings

Side A

1. Stoney End (Single Version) (Mono Version)
2. Lu (Demo)
3. Stoned Soul Picnic (Demo)
4. Emmie (Demo)
5. Eli’s Comin’ (Single Version) (Mono Version)
6. Save The Country (Single Version)
7. In The Country Way (Album Version)

Side B

1. Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing (Recorded Live 30 May 1971, Fillmore East, USA)
2. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Recorded Live 30 May 1971, Fillmore East, USA)
3. O-o-h Child (Recorded Live 30 May 1971, Fillmore East, USA)
4. Up On the Roof (Recorded Live 30 May 1971, Fillmore East, USA)
5. Someone Loves You (Demo)
6. Get Off My Cap (Demo)
7. Coffee Morning (Demo)
8. Medley – Emily-Nested (Live)

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